The Extravagant Plot to Make Grace Kelly a Princess

In 1955, Rainier III, the wealthy Prince of Monaco, knew he had to find a bride to extend his family's legacy. With so few eligible Monacan women around, his spiritual adviser, a Catholic priest, suggested someone who could truly play a princess: movie star Grace Kelly. (4:07)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Why Hillary Clinton Delivered Her Risky 1995 Beijing Speech
Why Hillary Clinton Delivered Her Risky 1995 Beijing Speech (3:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Man Is the Father of Modern American Suburbia
This Man Is the Father of Modern American Suburbia (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'How 9/11 Altered Laura Bush's Role as First Lady
How 9/11 Altered Laura Bush's Role as First Lady (3:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Man Betrayed Nazis by Stealing Looted Jewish Valuables
This Man Betrayed Nazis by Stealing Looted Jewish Valuables (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Cleveland DJ Popularized Rock 'n' Roll
This Cleveland DJ Popularized Rock 'n' Roll (2:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Queen Victoria Was an Early Adopter of Photography
Why Queen Victoria Was an Early Adopter of Photography (2:22)
Preview thumbnail for video'Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquet
Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquet (2:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Betty Ford's Surprising Progressivism Inspired Millions
How Betty Ford's Surprising Progressivism Inspired Millions (3:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of 1940s Nazi Sympathizers
Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of 1940s Nazi Sympathizers (2:00)