14    Sep 20122 comments

Grace Kelly: Actress, Princess

Actress Grace Kelly died 30 years ago today. The Hollywood beauty -who demonstrated glamour, elegance and class - became a real-life princess with her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

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.

Jack's parents - John Henry Kelly and Mary Anne Costello - emigrated from Ireland in 1869 and 1867, to the US, where they met and married. Continue reading "Grace Kelly: Actress, Princess" »

29    Jun 20110 comments

The Royal Wedding of Monaco’s Prince Albert, Charlene Wittstock

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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!)

Did you know? On your MyHeritage.com family site, you can find a number of interesting family stats, presented in colorful graphs. Visit your family site to see your family stats.

If you're not already a member of MyHeritage.com, sign up for free. Go to MyHeritage.com and start a new family tree, or import an existing tree by uploading a GEDCOM file.

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