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Grimaldi

Some royal families strongly differ from the traditional perceptions we have of them. Even though most crowned heads have now acknowledged modernity and opened their minds with Facebook pages, easygoing younger generations and most of all, the acceptance of commoners, the Grimaldi tribe had spiced things up long before the others. From the medieval ages, the Grimaldi family has reigned on the glamorous promontory of Monaco. It was with the foundation of its Casino in 1863 and the development of Monte Carlo that the monarchy became popular. From popular, it became notorious thanks to a glamorous blonde Hitchcockian actress in 1956 - Monaco welcomed Grace Kelly as the wife of Rainier III and as its princess. From then, the Grimaldi family has attracted the attention of the media and public thanks to a perfect combination of elegance, stardom and scandal. After the tragic car accident that killed Grace de Monaco in 1982, her children have inhabited the pages of gossip magazines - from Stephanie de Monaco the pop singer who dates bodyguards and circus artists to Albert de Monaco, the actual king, and his illegitimate son. With the younger generation, the passionate and heavy relationship the Grimaldis have built with the press is not ready to extinct itself now that the younger boho-chic children have taken over and that a beautiful and refined Charlotte Casiraghi has decided to live with a popular comedian.

Tags / Grimaldi - Tribe - Royalty - Monaco - Glamour - Cinema - Scandal
Albert, Charlotte, Caroline, Pierre and Rainier III of Monaco by Pool Arnal, 1995
Albert, Charlotte, Caroline, Pierre and Rainier III of Monaco by Pool Arnal, 1995
Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo by Pascal Le Segretain, 2009
Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo by Pascal Le Segretain, 2009
Caroline and Albert at Grimaldi's private zoo by Eve Arnold, 1962
Caroline and Albert at Grimaldi's private zoo by Eve Arnold, 1962
Caroline and Albert of Monaco with their nanny, 1959
Caroline and Albert of Monaco with their nanny, 1959
Caroline and Albert of Monaco, 1978
Caroline and Albert of Monaco, 1978
Caroline of Monaco with Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi, by June Newton, 1986
Caroline of Monaco with Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi, by June Newton, 1986
Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot's wedding, June 29, 1978
Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot's wedding, June 29, 1978
Caroline of Monaco and Stefano Casiraghi present their son Pierre, Monaco, 1987
Caroline of Monaco and Stefano Casiraghi present their son Pierre, Monaco, 1987
Caroline of Monaco by Andy Warhol, 1983
Caroline of Monaco by Andy Warhol, 1983
Charlotte Casiraghi and his son Raphael, 2015
Charlotte Casiraghi and his son Raphael, 2015
Charlotte Casiraghi at international military and jumping derby of Lummen, Belgium, 1997
Charlotte Casiraghi at international military and jumping derby of Lummen, Belgium, 1997
Charlotte Casiraghi by Alasdair McLellan, Vogue UK, July 2013
Charlotte Casiraghi by Alasdair McLellan, Vogue UK, July 2013
Charlotte Casiraghi by Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, September 2011
Charlotte Casiraghi by Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, September 2011
Charlotte Casiraghi by Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, September 2011
Charlotte Casiraghi by Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, September 2011
Charlotte Casiraghi during Paris Gucci Masters, 2012
Charlotte Casiraghi during Paris Gucci Masters, 2012
Elliott Erwitt, The engagement party of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, January 1956
Elliott Erwitt, The engagement party of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, January 1956
Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover, Charlene and Albert II of Monaco at the Rose Ball, Monte-Carlo, 2013
Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover, Charlene and Albert II of Monaco at the Rose Ball, Monte-Carlo, 2013
Charlotte, Pierre and Andrea Casiraghi attending Monaco National Day and Prince Albert II Coronation, 2005
Charlotte, Pierre and Andrea Casiraghi attending Monaco National Day and Prince Albert II Coronation, 2005
Edward Quin, Portrait of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline at the baptism of the ‘Princess Caroline’ Sailing Boat, Monaco, 1963
Edward Quin, Portrait of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline at the baptism of the ‘Princess Caroline’ Sailing Boat, Monaco, 1963
Family of Monaco, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier III with their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie, 1970s
Family of Monaco, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier III with their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie, 1970s
Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1950s
Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1950s
Gad Elmaleh and Charlotte Casiraghi, 2015
Gad Elmaleh and Charlotte Casiraghi, 2015
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Monte Carlo, 1966. Photo by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Monte Carlo, 1966. Photo by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco's wedding day, April 18, 1956
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco's wedding day, April 18, 1956
Grace Kelly at her wedding with Prince Rainier III of Monaco, April 20, 1956
Grace Kelly at her wedding with Prince Rainier III of Monaco, April 20, 1956
Grace Kelly, Aristote Onassis, Maria Callas and Rainier de Monaco, 1961
Grace Kelly, Aristote Onassis, Maria Callas and Rainier de Monaco, 1961
Grace Kelly, Monaco, 1960s
Grace Kelly, Monaco, 1960s
Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco by Daniel Simon, Versailles, 1973
Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco by Daniel Simon, Versailles, 1973
Grace Kelly's Family. Left to right, Jack Kelly Jr., Mr. John B. Kelly, Lizanne Kelly, 2, Mrs. Kelly. In the rear are Grace (left) and sister Margaret, 10, 1935
Grace Kelly's Family. Left to right, Jack Kelly Jr., Mr. John B. Kelly, Lizanne Kelly, 2, Mrs. Kelly. In the rear are Grace (left) and sister Margaret, 10, 1935
Grace of Monaco and son Albert, 1962
Grace of Monaco and son Albert, 1962
Helmut Newton, Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1980s
Helmut Newton, Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1980s
Helmut Newton, Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1986
Helmut Newton, Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1986
Howell Conant, Princess Caroline with Princess Grace of Monaco, 1960s
Howell Conant, Princess Caroline with Princess Grace of Monaco, 1960s
Keith Haring and Caroline de Monaco, Monte Carlo 1989
Keith Haring and Caroline de Monaco, Monte Carlo 1989
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly packing for her wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco while her pet poodle, april 1956
Lisa Larsen, Portrait of Grace Kelly packing for her wedding to Prince Rainer of Monaco while her pet poodle, april 1956
Monaco's Royal Family, Princess Caroline, Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie and Albert, 1976
Monaco's Royal Family, Princess Caroline, Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie and Albert, 1976
Pauline Ducruet by Pascal Le Segretain at Fight Aids Charity Gala in Monte-Carlo, 2015
Pauline Ducruet by Pascal Le Segretain at Fight Aids Charity Gala in Monte-Carlo, 2015
Peter Stackpole, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, 1956
Peter Stackpole, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, 1956
Philippe Junot and Princess Caroline of Monaco, c. 1979
Philippe Junot and Princess Caroline of Monaco, c. 1979
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's wedding, August 1, 2015
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's wedding, August 1, 2015
Pierre Casiraghi, Stephanie Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover and Alexandra Casiraghi, Balcony Parade for the Monaco National Day, 2011
Pierre Casiraghi, Stephanie Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover and Alexandra Casiraghi, Balcony Parade for the Monaco National Day, 2011
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriela attend the baptism of the princely children at the Monaco Cathedral, 2015. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriela attend the baptism of the princely children at the Monaco Cathedral, 2015. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain
Prince Albert of Monaco by Tony Frank, 1990s
Prince Albert of Monaco by Tony Frank, 1990s
Prince Albert of Monaco, 1969
Prince Albert of Monaco, 1969
Prince Albert, Prince Rainier III, Princess Caroline, Princess Grace and Princess Stéphanie at Galerie Drouant, Paris, 1980s
Prince Albert, Prince Rainier III, Princess Caroline, Princess Grace and Princess Stéphanie at Galerie Drouant, Paris, 1980s
Prince Albert, Princess Stéphanie and Princess Caroline of Monaco by Richard Melloul, 1982
Prince Albert, Princess Stéphanie and Princess Caroline of Monaco by Richard Melloul, 1982
Prince Pierre of Monaco with his two children Princess Antoinette and Prince Rainier, 1930s
Prince Pierre of Monaco with his two children Princess Antoinette and Prince Rainier, 1930s
Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco by Ed Clark
Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco by Ed Clark
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding day, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding day, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly's wedding, April 18, 1956
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace by Bruno Barbey, 1969
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace by Bruno Barbey, 1969
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace by Erich Hartmann, Philadelphia, 1963
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace by Erich Hartmann, Philadelphia, 1963
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace, 1950s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace, 1950s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco by Eve Arnold, 1962
Prince Rainier III of Monaco by Eve Arnold, 1962
Prince Rainier III of Monaco hugging Albert, 1967
Prince Rainier III of Monaco hugging Albert, 1967
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his children, Caroline and Albert at their private zoo, 1962. Photo by Eve Arnold
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his children, Caroline and Albert at their private zoo, 1962. Photo by Eve Arnold
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his son Albert by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his son Albert by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert and Caroline by Philippe Halsman, 1959
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert, Caroline and Stéphanie, Monaco, 1969. Photo by Alfredo Panicucci
Prince Rainier III of Monaco with his wife Grace Kelly and their children Albert, Caroline and Stéphanie, Monaco, 1969. Photo by Alfredo Panicucci
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover and Andrea Casiraghi, Monaco, 1996
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Caroline of Hanover and Andrea Casiraghi, Monaco, 1996
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Caroline and her son Andrea by Patrick Siccoli, 1986
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Caroline and her son Andrea by Patrick Siccoli, 1986
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Monaco with her husband Stefano Casiraghi and their infant Andrea, 1984
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Monaco with her husband Stefano Casiraghi and their infant Andrea, 1984
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace and their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie by Tony Kent, 1970s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace and their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie by Tony Kent, 1970s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children Albert and Caroline, Athens, 1961
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children Albert and Caroline, Athens, 1961
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie, 1960s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children Caroline, Albert and Stéphanie, 1960s
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children, Albert, Caroline and Stéphanie, 1966
Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Princess Grace with their children, Albert, Caroline and Stéphanie, 1966
Princess Caroline and Princess Grace of Monaco during the Christmas Tree Festival, Monaco, 1969
Princess Caroline and Princess Grace of Monaco during the Christmas Tree Festival, Monaco, 1969
Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi by Ron Galella, 1995
Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi by Ron Galella, 1995
Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot's wedding by Richard Melloul, June 28, 1978
Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot's wedding by Richard Melloul, June 28, 1978
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Andy Warhol, 1983
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Andy Warhol, 1983
Princess Caroline of Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Opera by Richard Melloul, 1980s
Princess Caroline of Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Opera by Richard Melloul, 1980s
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Leonard Freed, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Norman Parkinson, 1975
Princess Caroline of Monaco by Norman Parkinson, 1975
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