Smiling in a brisk March wind and surrounded by photographers and fans, Grace Kelly poses just off of Fifth Avenue in New York, 1956.
See more photos here.
(Lisa Larsen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Prince Rainier and Princess Grace’s 57th Wedding Anniversary | April 18, 1956
Lovers, the two were also friends. Despite all the differences in background and taste, they liked being together.
Grace and Rainier had their problems, of course, but the years brought them closer together and deeper in love. When Maureen King left their service (in 1965), she gave in to the temptation to write a memoir. In it she described watching Grace and Rainier walk “hand in hand in the garden, … A picture of vibrant happiness,” or finding them sitting together on the sofa in the salon, where they “reminded me of young lovers.”
Grace Kelly publicity photo
Grace Kelly, circa 1950. Photo by Paul Popper
Grace Kelly at a Venician Ball, Italy, September 1967. Photo by Loomis Dean