Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III's High Society Romance, in Pictures
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III's love story is a real-life fairy tale. The actress first met the royal at the Cannes Film Festival in April 1955, and a year later they tied the knot in an elaborate ceremony that was dubbed by press at the time as "the Wedding of the Century." Grace soon retired from acting and assumed her new role as Princess of Monaco. The couple had three children together, Caroline, Albert II, and Stéphanie, and shared numerous sweet moments during their 26-year marriage before Grace's death in 1982. See some of their best appearances below.
The two snuggled up at their engagement party at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in NYC.
The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with their kids in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The two were all smiles as they toasted at their engagement party.
The two shared a laugh during a press conference on the the S.S. United States at Le Havre.
The pair posed for a portrait shortly after their wedding.
The couple stood on the balcony of the palace with their daughter Princess Caroline and son Albert II shortly after his birth.
The two boarded a yacht in Monte Carlo's harbor.
Grace shows off her ring shortly after announcing her engagement.
Grace waves to the crowd as the pair leaves Saint Nicholas Cathedral after their wedding ceremony.
Grace, who was pregnant with her son at the time, shared a sweet moment with her husband in the Monaco Palace.
The couple posed with Prince Albert, 5, and Princess Caroline, 6, as they left New York's Regency Hotel.
The two snapped a photo together at their engagement party.
The couple took their first official portrait as a married couple.
The pair left the White House after meeting with President Eisenhower.
Rainier pulled Grace in close after announcing their engagement.
The family headed to Switzerland for a Winter vacation.
The two smiled for the camera as they arrived at JFK in New York.
The two shared an intimate moment after announcing their engagement.
The couple posed with their two children, Princess Caroline, 3, and 19-month-old Prince Albert, as they left their hotel in Saulieu.
The couple waved from the balcony of the palace.
The two attended the 4th annual Imperial Ball for the Hospitalized Veterans Service in NYC.