On the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, the gotha mixes with actors and actresses. More than once, princes and princesses have walked the red carpet on which Grace Kelly met her husband Prince Rainier of Monaco for the first time.
From this Tuesday, May 17, the seventh art is honored at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. On the red carpet of the Palais des festivals, actors and actresses rub shoulders with crowned heads. In 1955, Grace Kelly met the man who would become her husband, Prince Rainier. Legendary actress and Alfred Hitchcock’s muse, Grace Patricia Kelly gave up film sets after her marriage, but certainly not the steps of Cannes, which she climbed several times after settling not far from there, on the Monaco Rock. Her daughter Caroline of Monaco will become a regular at the event. Several times, the princess appeared on the red carpet of Cannes.
In 1989, she arrived on the arm of her late husband Stefano Casiraghi before attending the screening of Trop belle pour toi by Bertrand Blier, sitting next to Jack Lang, Minister of Culture. Charlotte Casiraghi has his habits on the Croisette as his mother, but also his uncle Prince Albert II who has appeared several times, including on the arm of Princess Charlene. In 2011, the princely couple participated in one of the most important events of the film week: the gala of the amfAR. In 2013, the mother of Jacques and Gabriella was seen at the party organized on the yacht of Roberto Cavalli during the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Social events during which it is not uncommon to cross paths with Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies.
Lady Diana’s tribute to Grace Kelly at the Cannes Festival
Fashion icon, Lady Diana paid tribute to the mother of Prince Albert on the same red carpet. On May 16, 1987, in the middle of the 40th Cannes Film Festival, Diana Spencer appeared in a sublime sky blue dress. A wink all in tulle and sobriety to the Princess of Monaco in The Hand in the Collar of Alfred Hitchcock. At her side, Prince Charles accompanied her to the screening of Whales of August, by British Lindsay Anderson. In the Windsor family, Sarah Ferguson is a regular at the event. Like Prince Albert II, she has often been invited to the amfAR charity gala. In 2000, she arrived in Cannes as a correspondent for the NBC Today show.
In 2017, she attended the Fashion for Relief charity gala with her daughter Princess Beatrice. Rania of Jordan is seen on the same photocall. She posed with model Naomi Campbell. That same year, Prince Guillaume, Crown Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, made a much-publicized appearance at the Palais des Festivals. The other great regular of the meeting celebrating the cinema is Clotilde Courau. Married to Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, she is nevertheless a renowned actress. What a beautiful world.
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