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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
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'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly

'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman plays the American actress turned princess in a film about reconciling her different roles as mother, wife, actress and royal.
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'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- French director Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" is to open the Festival de Cannes this spring, organizers announced Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
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Prince Albert does not endorse Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' film

Prince Albert does not endorse Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' film

MONACO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Monaco's royal family says "Grace of Monaco," a film starring Nicole Kidman as actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, does not have its blessing.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 6, 2012.
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Prince Albert, Wittstock set wedding date

Prince Albert, Wittstock set wedding date

MONACO, July 22 (UPI) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock have set their wedding date, the Palace of Monaco announced Thursday.
Prince Albert II to wed Charlene Wittstock

Prince Albert II to wed Charlene Wittstock

MONACO, June 23 (UPI) -- The Palace of Monaco announced Wednesday the engagement of Prince Albert II to Charlene Wittstock, a 32-year-old South African former youth worker.

Bush sends condolences to Monaco

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- President Bush extended condolences to the people of Monaco Wednesday for the death of Prince Rainier III, who ruled the principality for a record 56 years.

Monaco's Prince Rainier dead at 81

MONACO, Monaco, April 6 (UPI) -- Prince Rainier III of Monaco, one of Europe's longest-reigning monarchs, died Wednesday from multiple organ failure at the age of 81.

Rainier's son assumes Monaco rule

MONACO, Monaco, March 31 (UPI) -- Monaco's Crown Prince Albert assumed control of the country Thursday as his father, Prince Rainier III is unable to govern, the BBC reported. Albert, 47, is the only son of Rainier and his late wife, U.S. actress Grace Kelly.

Pope sends well wishes to Rainer

MONACO, Monaco, March 26 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II has sent a special blessing to Monaco's ailing Prince Rainier III, the BBC reported Saturday.
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Prince Rainier III
A contemplative looking Princess Stephanie walks past a sculpted portrait of her mother, Princess Grace after unveiling ceremonies at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington on October 15, 1986. The portrait head, in bronze on a wooden base, is the work of Dutch sculptor Kees Verkade. It was presented to the Smithsonian by Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his family, Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie and Prince Albert. (UPI Photo/Doug Mills/Files)
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Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, Count of Polignac; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. Though he was best known outside of Europe for having married American actress Grace Kelly, he was also responsible for reforms to Monaco's constitution and for expanding the principality's economy beyond its traditional gambling base. Gambling accounts for approximately three percent of the nation's annual revenue today; when Rainier ascended the throne in 1949, it accounted for more than 95 percent.

Rainier III was of French, Mexican, Spanish, German, Scottish, English, Dutch, and Italian ancestry.

Through his great-grandmother Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, who was briefly Princess of Monaco, he was a descendant of James IV of Scotland (descended from three of his illegitimate daughters). His great-great-great-grandmother was Stéphanie de Beauharnais, the adopted daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte and later the Grand Duchess of Baden. Other ancestors include William Thomas Beckford, the scandalous 18th century English collector, tastemaker, writer, and eccentric.

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