H.S.H Princes Caroline of Monaco: Why her family did not accept her marriage to Philippe Junot?

This Tuesday, April 19, Philippe Junot blows his 82nd candle. The opportunity to return to his marriage with Caroline of Monaco, daughter of Rainier III and Princess Grace Kelly. A union that was not unanimous on the side of the Grimaldis, as reported by “Vanity Fair”.

The loves of the Rock have always fascinated. The romance of Stephanie of Monaco with Paul Belmondo, the romance of Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh … In June 1978, Caroline of Monaco, the eldest daughter of Rainier III and the sublime Grace Kelly, walked down the aisle with Philippe Junot, a real estate developer and son of the former deputy mayor of Paris, Michel Junot. If the sumptuous ceremony has marked the spirits and attracted the beautiful world, such as Cary Grant, Ava Gardner or crooner Frank Sinatra, the relatives of the young bride have not all had the heart to celebrate. As reported by Vanity Fair in June 2021, the former Monegasque ruler would have described his son-in-law as “a man who lives on everything and nothing”.

Philippe Junot, who celebrated his 82nd birthday, is a commoner. A status viewed with suspicion even in the days of Rainier III, although he had married a famous film star. Philippe Junot did not have blue blood, but other elements have made his family-in-law tick, starting with the meeting of the lovebirds. As reported by our colleagues, they would have met the first time in a club in the Big Apple, “certainly drunk”. Shortly after the beginnings of their story, they said “yes” for life. But the couple’s daily life became darker quite quickly, “the rumors of infidelity” around Philippe Junot weakened their balance, with no way back. In 1980, two years after their wedding, the divorce was imposed.

Philippe Junot: his sulphurous past behind him?

If Philippe Junot has long been nicknamed “the French playboy”, he who has lived other remarkable stories like his marriage to Nina Wendelboe-Larsen or his passion with the model Helén Wendel, he is more a father hen today. Proud of his offspring, the former companion of Caroline of Monaco had the pleasure to attend, in early April, the wedding of his daughter, Isabelle Junot, with Alvaro Falco, only son of the Marquis of Cubas.

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