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Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Prinzessin zu Hannover

Current Location:: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Monaco
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Grace Kelly
Wife of Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover
Widow of Stefano Casiraghi
Ex-wife of <private> Junot
Mother of <private> Casiraghi; Charlotte Casiraghi; Pierre Casiraghi and <private> von Hannover (Welf)
Sister of Albert II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

Occupation: Princesa de Hanover y Princesa de Monaco
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco

Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Princesse de Monaco.

From 28 June 1978, her married name became Junot.

From 29 December 1983, her married name became Casiraghi.

From 23 January 1999, her married name became von Hannover






Segundo algumas fontes, nasceu no "quartier" de Monte Carlo.


Their Alexandra daughter's the Swedish ancestors and families of his father's family via Hannover_

Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Carolina Luisa Margherita Grimaldi; born 23 January 1957), is the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly, as well as the elder sister of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. She has been heiress presumptive to the throne of Monaco since 2005, a position which she previously held from 1957 to 1958. Caroline is married to Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (born 1954), the pretender to the former throne of the Kingdom of Hanover, as well as the genealogical heir male of George III of the United Kingdom.

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Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco's Timeline

April 19, 1956

April 19, 1956, at 9:30 a.m., 600 guests at the St. Nicholas Cathedral witnessed the religious wedding ceremony at a high mass that was celebrated by the Bishop of Monaco. The flowers decorating the altar and church included white lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies, and snapdragons. It was called "the wedding of the century" by the press. It is estimated that 30 million people watched the wedding on television.

The matron of Honor was Grace's sister, Peggy. There were six bridesmaids. They all wore yellow organdy dresses. The six junior attendants (4 girls and 2 boys) were all dressed in white.

Guests included Cary Grant, Aga Khan, David Niven, Gloria Swanson, Aristotle Onassis, Ava Gardner, heads of state, and diplomats.

The people of Monaco gave the couple a cream and black Rolls-Royce convertible. The luncheon reception was held in the Palace Court of Honor. They sliced the six-tier wedding cake with the Prince's sword.

Their honeymoon was a cruise aboard the "Deo Juvante II" with stops in Villegranche, Spain, and Corsica. Grace reportedly was frequently seasick.

Wedding Attire:
Prince Rainier wore a Napoleonic military type of uniform that he designed himself.

Grace's wedding gown was a gift from the MGM Studio and designed by Helen Rose. It was a high-necked, long-sleeved gown with a fitted torso and billowing skirt made of twenty-five yards of silk taffeta, one hundred yards of silk net, peau de soie, tulle and 125-year-old Brussels rose point lace. She wore a Juliet cap that was decorated with seed pearls, orange blossoms, and a veil of 90 yards of tulle. The chief hairstylist at MGM Studios, Sydney Guilaroff, styled Grace's hair for her wedding. Grace carried a small Bible and a bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley.

January 23, 1957

Princess Caroline's birth, 21 guns announced the event, a national holiday was called, gambling ceased, and free champagne flowed throughout the principality

March 14, 1958
Age 1

101 guns announced the birth of Prince Albert

February 1, 1965
Age 8
Monaco, Monaco
- 1978
Age 16
Paris, France
June 28, 1978
Age 21
June 28, 1978
Age 21
Monte Carlo, Monaco
October 9, 1980
Age 23
September 18, 1982
Age 25
Grimaldi family vault; Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Princess Grace was buried in the Grimaldi family vault on September 18, 1982, after a requiem mass in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco. Prince Rainier, who never remarried after Kelly's death, was buried alongside her following his death in 2005. The 400 guests at the service included representatives of foreign governments and of present and past European royal houses, as well as several veteran US film stars. Nearly 100 million people worldwide watched her funeral.

In his eulogy, James Stewart said: "You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace."

December 29, 1983
Age 26
Princely Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco