Princess Grace of Monaco (November 12, 1929 - September 14, 1982)
One night, over dinner in a small restaurant in the south of France at the very beginning of September 1982, Grace told Mary Lawrence, “I’m so looking forward to this year. I’m coming into a whole new period of my life. The children are grown, Monte Carlo is great, everything is terrific. My responsibilities have changed and I can finally do so many of the things I really want to do. I’m excited about the future. Now is my time.”
Added Lawrence, “She said she wanted to perform more. She said she wanted to paint more. She said she had all sorts of things set up in different places. They were personal, creative projects that she was going to do, as opposed to being a mother and supporting the children and being an image for Monaco. And I looked at her as she was talking and thought to myself, you have never been as beautiful as you are this minute.”
A week later, Grace was dead.
- Rainier and Grace by Jeffrey Robinson
"I would like to be remembered as trying to do my job well, of being understanding and kind… as a decent human being, and a caring one."
Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess of Monaco
November 12, 1929 ~
September 14, 1982∞