© Prince's Palace Archives
April 19, 1956
A worldwide media frenzy accompanied the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. They were married in a civil ceremony April 18, 1956, followed by a religious ceremony April 19, with 600 guests, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco. The dress she wore was a gift from MGM and was designed by Helen Rose. The six-tier wedding cake was sliced with the prince's sword.