12 Most Extravagant Royal Weddings
2. Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly
Prince Rainier of Monaco married Grace Kelly on April 18, 1956, at the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Monte Carlo, Monaco. She walked down the aisle in a Lanvin wedding dress, which featured a high neckline, multiple petticoats, antique Brussels lace, and hundreds of tiny pearls. The couple’s nuptials was considered the “wedding of the century” and more than 600 guests attended, including Aristotle Onassis, France’s Minister of Justice Francois Mitterrand, and American hotelier Conrad Hilton, movie stars Cary Grant, Ava Gardner, Gloria Swanson, and Jack Warner, as well as the pope! The people of Monaco didn’t skimp on the couple’s wedding gift. They had a custom-made white and black Rolls Royce for them on the big day.
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