On the 19th April 1956 Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in a marvelous and stylish wedding ceremony. Her wedding dress, described as one of the most elegant and best-remembered bridal gowns of all time. This lace masterpiece was a gift from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer designed by Helen Rose. The wedding ceremony was attended by 600 guests and transmitted through television, being watched by the audience of 30 million people.
After the wedding, Grace renounced her movie career to become wife, mother and to serve her official duties as Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. The royal couple had three children, that became a center of attention for Grace and one of her greatest joys in life. Although offered many roles, Grace never returned to her acting career.
Princess Grace died tragically at the age of 52, after a fatal car accident. James Stewart, her co-star from “Rear Window” movie, paid a tribute to Grace Kelly in his eulogy “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.”