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