Happy Wedding Anniversary, Prince Rainier & Princess Grace!

Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly sip champagne after their civil ceremony, 59 years ago on April 18, 1956..

Fifty-nine years ago, in accordance with the Napoleonic Code of Monaco, Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly celebrated their civil ceremony in the throne room of Palace Monaco. The ceremony lasted 16 minutes.

Afterwards there was a small, informal reception with 3000 Monégasque citizens in attendance. At the end of the soiree, the 142 official titles Grace acquired as a result of her legal union were read aloud.

By the time they arrived at 127, most of the guests had passed out on the imported marble floor.

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Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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