12 November 2014

Princess Grace's Gala Jewels


Today would have been the 85th birthday of Princess Grace of Monaco. Grace, who was an Oscar-winning actress as well as Monaco's princess, died tragically at the age of 52. But in her two decades as a member of the Grimaldi family, she left a sparkling legacy that is still celebrated today. To commemorate her birthday, today's Magpie of the Month post showcases some of her most glittering gala appearances. Which of Grace's jewels are your favorites?



Red Cross Ball, 1956





Red Cross Ball, 1958



State Visit to France, 1959



With her friend, actor David Niven, 1960



Gala in Monaco, 1961



State Visit to Ireland, 1961



With opera singer Maria Callas at the International Television Festival, 1962



With the future King Juan Carlos of Spain at a gala in Monaco, 1962



With the singer Marian Anderson in Philadelphia, 1963



Red Cross Ball, 1963



Charity Ball, 1965



Gala in Ireland, 1965



Gala in Paris, 1966



Monte Carlo Opera Ball, 1966



With Dr. Christiaan Barnard at the Red Cross Ball, 1967



Waltzing with Rainier at the Grand Re-opening of the Monte Carlo casino, 1968



Gala in Nice, 1970



Royal Festival Hall, 1970



With Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at the Red Cross Ball, 1971



Versailles Palace Ball, 1973



Gala in Paris, 1974



Sporting Monte-Carlo Gala, 1974



Bouglione Circus, 1976



National Day, 1978



Grace in Paris, 1978



International Television Festival, 1979



AFI Tribute to Jimmy Stewart, 1980



Gala in Paris, 1981



With Lady Diana Spencer at the Goldsmiths Hall in London, 1981



Bel Air Hotel, 1981



With Princess Caroline at the Rose Ball, 1981



National Day, 1981



Party in New York, 1982