On Sunday (September 21), Princess Alexandra of Hannover showed her figure skating skills at the “Intimissi Opera on Ice” in Verona (Italy).


“My real life began with my marriage,” Grace said. “Sometimes, looking back after so many years, I think I really hated Hollywood without knowing it. I had lots of acquaintances there, and people I enjoyed working with and learned a lot from. But I found a great deal of fear among people in Hollywood—fear of not succeeding, and fear of succeeding but then losing the success. I’ve often said that it was a pitiless place, full of insecure people who had crippling problems. The unhappiness out there was like the smog—it covered everything. And I didn’t want to have to go along with all those illusions about youth when I was older. I had to be in my makeup chair at seven in the morning when I was twentysix. Rita Hayworth [who was thirty-seven] told me she had to be ready at six. I heard that Joan Crawford and Bette Davis [fifty and forty-seven, respectively] had to show up at five. What did that predict for me, if I stayed in the business any longer?” Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929 - September 14, 1982)


Andrea Casiraghi and his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo arriving for the wedding of Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis and Hugo Wilson in Tutzing, Germany.

Source: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe

Happy 1st anniversary, Andrea and Tatiana! 

August 31, 2013


"I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others." - Grace Kelly


A baby Louis II of Monaco in arms of his mother, Mary Victoria Douglas- Hamilton. Early 1870s.


Princess Grace of Monaco at the Monte Carlo Centennial Ball, 1966 - wonderful find by hollyjacks! The Grace fandom thanks you profusely, Julia!! Here is her original post.


Princess Charlene today attending the