It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie. It has all the elements… glamour, excitement, and romance. It's the story of the first meeting between the American actress Grace Kelly and her future husband, the Prince of Monaco.
The year was 1955, and Miss Kelly was in the French principality to attend the Cannes film festival. The beautiful movie star was invited to a special meeting with the country's handsome — and single — Prince Rainier. Dressing for her rendezvous with royalty, she laid out a lovely gown to be pressed, and prepared to style her just-washed hair.