Grace Kelly at Home: Life as a Princess
Hers is a fairytale that almost didn’t happen. While attending the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, Grace Kelly was approached by Paris Match to do a photoshoot with Prince Rainier III, considered to be the world’s wealthiest bachelor. But the actress had a problem: a scheduling conflict. Fretting, I would imagine, over how to juggle her appointment book, Grace considered declining. But, in a fairytale-like happy ending, she eventually agreed to the shoot. And there, on the steps of her future palace home, the princess met her prince.
And here, we meet Grace Kelly at home.
I love this photo of the royal couple’s first meeting. As the story goes, the lovely blue floral dress was the only item in Grace Kelly’s wardrobe that didn’t require ironing (her hotel’s electricity went out!). I’m also captivated by the exterior architecture of the palace, her future home.
And now, after witnessing their first date, we fast forward to Grace Kelly at home, living her life as the Princess of Monaco. I’ve noticed several photos in her drawing room seated in front of an exquisite upholstered screen.
To the right, we see the upholstered screen again, an elegant scene of blue skies and flowering trees. And another interesting upholstery detail: the chair on which they are seated is covered in a fabric that says “I Love You”! Very sweet.
Prince and Princess pose in the formal room (ballroom perhaps?) giving us a glimpse of their beautiful wedding day…and of those gorgeous wood floors. We also see how the moldings are gilded, complimenting the golden-yellow damask drapes.
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