Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, to a family of Irish and German origin, on November 12, 1929. She was named after her father's sister who died as a child.
Her father - John Brendan "Jack" Kelly - was a successful businessman and triple Olympic rowing champion. He won two gold medals at the 1920 Olympics and another at the 1924 games.
On July 2 Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock will tie the knot – in the first marriage of a reigning prince since Albert's father, Prince Rainer III married American actress Grace Kelly in 1956.
Here is some fun data about the royal family – from the family's longest marriage (65 years!) to the average age of marriage. (Click on the image below to see the Royal Family Stats!)
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