By Jeffrey Robinson
The acclaimed biography by means of Jeffrey Robinson, now revised and up to date to coincide with the main movie starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.
It was once some of the most recognized romances of the 20 th century—Europe's such a lot eligible bachelor, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and America's most lovely celeb, the Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly, fell in love opposed to the backdrop of the nearest factor the trendy global has to a mystical state, the French Riviera's Principality of Monaco.
Told with affection and humor, and written with the exceptional cooperation of Prince Rainier III and his young ones, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Princess Stephanie, Grace of Monaco takes readers underneath the outside glitz and the glamour of Monte Carlo for a never-to-be-forgotten portrait of the home of Grimaldi.
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In its own way, the house was as horsey as Jane’s, but at a higher, wealthier level: wonderful paintings of horses, including a few by George Stubbs himself, bronzes of horses from every era, shelf after shelf of gleaming polo trophies, some of them works of art in themselves. There was a pianist at the big white Steinway grand playing tunes from Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and Rogers and Hart, while the butler circulated through the room reﬁlling people’s glasses. It was all like stepping back into the 1920s.
That’s what I said to him. ” She paused. ” “Up to a point. ” I knew better than to put the blame on Black Jack. You can’t criticize the horse somebody has lent you—it just isn’t done. Jane chuckled. “Nobody’s done that in years,” she said. ” “Aye, that he did,” Thady said contentedly. “I told him that’s what happens when you get a real daredevil in the hunt ﬁeld. ” He sipped his tea, into which Jane had poured a generous shot of Irish whiskey. ” The same thought had occurred to me, which perhaps explains why I never repeated the experience.
I gave a sigh of relief as we turned off the main road into a narrower, 38 Horse People but quieter, dirt one, then, after what seemed like a long time, onto the gravel of a driveway that took us around the side of a magniﬁcent old brick mansion to a vast expanse of lawn, on which I saw two or three dozen more horses and riders, mixed in with a lot of well-dressed people on foot—for foxhunting is as much a social occasion as a sport, in which seeing who is there and being seen are perhaps more important to most people than killing a fox.
Grace of Monaco: The True Story (US Edition) by Jeffrey Robinson