“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)

royalwatcher:

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

royalwatcher:

"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

carolathhabsburg:

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

dosesofgrace:

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.

royalwatcher:

Princess Charlene today attending the

"As an actress, I’d always thought I wanted to play a wide assortment of parts, but in life, once I agreed to be a princess, I was a typecast."

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