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The most glamorous photos of Grace Kelly’s stunning transformation from Hollywood royalty to real-life princess
By Erin Hill•@erinhillny
Posted on June 26, 2017 at 2:56pm EDT
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Actress Grace Kelly retired from acting in 1956 to marry Rainier III, and become Princess of Monaco.
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The actress poses for a portrait circa 1950.
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Grace Kelly waves on a boat in Cannes for the international film festival 1955.
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Prince Rainier III of Monaco meeting Grace Kelly for the first time at his Monaco Palace in 1955.
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Grace Kelly and Prince Rainiersit arm-in-arm as they meet the press in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 5, 1956.
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Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer.
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Grace Kelly dances with Prince Pierre de Polignac, who was soon to become her father-in-law.
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Grace Kelly on the day of her royal wedding to Prince Rainer III of Monaco on April 19, 1956.
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The royal couple at their wedding reception.
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Monaco’s Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly drive away from the cathedral in a 1956 Rolls Royce. The car was a wedding present from the people of Monaco to the couple.
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The royal couple and their children, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert.
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Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco stand in a doorway, flanked by President and Jacqueline Kennedy.
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Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, circa 1960.
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Princess Grace of Monaco and her son Prince Albert, during the banquet of the Red Cross Gala, in Monaco, Aug. 9, 1974.