Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ike invited to Rainier's wedding

March 3, 1956

Invitations to all the "chiefs of state with which Monaco maintains relations have been invited to the wedding" of Prince Rainier III and the American actress Grace Kelly, a palace official said tonight, according to the Associated Press.
Invitations have been sent to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II and "other leaders of the 35 to 40 nations with which this tiny principality maintains domestic ties."
No replies "have been received as yet," the palace official said, but a list of guests "will not be announced until it is complete." Heads of state, who will not be attending, are "expected to send representatives.

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