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Grace Patricia Grimaldi (Kelly), Princess consort of Monaco

Also Known As: "Gracie", "Graciebird"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Monaco Hospital
Cause of death: car accident
Place of Burial: Grimaldi family vault; Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John B. Kelly, Sr. and Margaret Katherine Kelly
Wife of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Mother of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco; Albert II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
Sister of Margaret Conlan (Kelly); John Brenden Kelly, Jr. and Elizabeth Anne LeVine

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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Grace Kelly's Timeline

1929
November 12, 1929
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1947
1947
- 1951
Age 17
New York, New York, United States
1957
January 23, 1957
Age 27
Monaco

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

1958
March 14, 1958
Age 28
Monaco

101 guns announced the birth of Prince Albert

1965
February 1, 1965
Age 35
Monaco, Monaco
1982
September 14, 1982
Age 52
Monaco Hospital

On September 13, 1982, while driving with her daughter Stephanie to Monaco from their country home, Princess Grace, then 52, suffered a stroke, causing her Rover P6 to plunge 100 feet down a mountainside. Princess Grace died the next day without regaining consciousness. 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.

September 18, 1982
Age 52
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."