Monday, December 2, 2013

Princess Grace complimented by Labour supporting newspaper

Both images from the Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection
December 2, 1957

Princess Grace of Monaco "received high praise" from the Daily Mirror, a "hard-boiled tabloid" that likes to "prick bubbles of pomposity and frequently lectures royalty -- including Britain's -- in -plain language," according to the Associated Press.

However, the Labour supporting Daily Mirror has succumbed to the charms of Princess Grace, the American-born wife of Prince Rainier of Monaco. 

The paper approves "heartily" for her "modesty of her demeanor" during her private visit to London.

The newspaper's editor opined: "Her Serene Highness is her with her husband, His Serene Highness Rainier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco.  Exalted titles. 
"But there is nothing high falutin or flamboyant about Princess Grace.

"She was Grace Kelly, the film start.  What a change from other film stars who parade themselves around, seeking every opportunity to catch the public eye.

"With her husband, Princess Grace is here for a quiet holiday.  No fuss.  No flashy display.  When they lunched with the Queen, they slipped into the palace almost unnoticed."

The Mirror also noted that the Monegasque couple "do their Christmas shopping quietly, like sensible people.

"No hitting the night spots. No painting the town red. Modest restaurants and off-beat places for them. Just an unassuming couple on holiday.

"It's grand to have Princess Grace and her husband in London.   We hope they will come again."


John said...

Marlene do you know if Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were ever received by Queen Elizabeth during any trips to Great Britain? I know France handled Monaco's diplomacy so there was no such thing as a State Visit, but perhaps there was a private visit? Else, was Grace's presence at The POW's wedding their only meeting?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

John, did you read the article... the whole article? Something about having lunch with the Queen....