We take a closer look at Princess Caroline of Monaco, the eldest daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

Monaco is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. It also happens to be one of the most affluent as well.

Complete with amazing architecture, gorgeous coastlines, casinos, five-star restaurants, supercars, and celebs-a-plenty, it also happens to be home to some of the friendliest, most regal, and most popular royals in the whole world.

Back in 1982 following the tragic death of Princess Grace, the world saw her eldest daughter, Caroline, blossom into a regal young lady, who, at the request of her father, went on to undertake a series of royal duties.

But just exactly who is Princess Caroline of Monaco?

Early Life

Princess Caroline of Monaco was born on the 23rd of January, 1957 at the Prince’s Palace, Monaco. She is the eldest daughter of Rainier III, along with the late former Hollywood actress Grace Kelly.

Shortly before she died, Grace gave an interview whereby she described her daughter as ‘warm, bright, amusing, intelligent, and capable’.

Not only was Caroline all of those things, but she was also a very athletic young woman, and was particularly interested in skiing and swimming.

As she grew up, she would spend a lot of time with her paternal grandparents in the USA, and actually had a relatively normal childhood considering her status. Unbeknownst to her, however, she was protected by the US Secret Service as she played, attended summer camps, and did things that regular children do.

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Grace Kelly on her wedding day in 1956.

Her mother sadly passed away in a car crash on the 14th of September, 1982, one day after suffering a stroke while driving her car.

Stepping Up As A Princess

After her mother died, at the request of her father, Princess Caroline stepped up with regards to her responsibilities as a princess.

During this time, she founded a number of charities and was named as president of the Monegasque Committee for the International Year of the Child.

Just Who Is Princess Caroline of Monaco?

In fact, up until her brother married Charlene Wittstock back in 2011, Caroline served as Monaco’s de facto first lady.

Just Who Is Princess Caroline of Monaco?

Personal Life

Caroline married a Parisian banker named Philippe Junot in 1978. The marriage only lasted two years, though, as they divorced in 1980 without any children together.

She remarried in late 1983, marrying an Italian sportsman named Stefano Casiraghi. The couple had three children together.

Sadly, he passed away in 1990.

Caroline went on to re-marry again in 1999, to Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick, the man whom she is still married to, to this day.

Princess Caroline is an avid horse rider, plus she is still a very active swimmer and skier and is regularly snapped by the media on the ski slopes.

Just Who Is Princess Caroline of Monaco?

She is a fashion icon and is widely regarded as one of the best-dressed women on the planet, and is a role model for many a woman, both young and old.

Images: Prince’s Palace

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