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Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier III's Wedding: A Look Back (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/01/2011 7:29 am   Updated: 08/31/2011 5:12 am

Monaco's Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock are set to walk down the aisle this weekend, but before we watch them say, "Je le veux," we'd like to take a brief look back at Albert's parent's wedding: the union of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly.

The couple's religious ceremony took place on April 19, 1956 at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in front of 600 guests and 30 million television viewers. Kelly wore a now-iconic ivory gown with lace sleeves and embroidered seed pearls, put together by Helen Rose and three dozen seamstresses. Rainier and Grace later enjoyed a wedding luncheon and drove around town in a cream and black Rolls Royce offered by the people of Monaco as a wedding gift.

Check out a handful of photos.


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