Get to know the real Princess Grace, from the first years of her marriage to the last days of her life. "My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco: Our 25-Year Friendship, Beyond Grace Kelly" chronicles what it was like to be best friends with an iconic princess, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at Grace Kelly's life after she became Princess Grace.
Includes Princess Grace's final days, with a detailed account of her last family vacation the month before her tragic death. This is also the true story of the historic events depicted in the movie "Grace of Monaco," in which Grace Kelly was to return to Hollywood at a time when Prince Rainier almost lost his crown and country.
In the years since her untimely death, many untruths have been written about Princess Grace by people who never really knew her, repeating each other's "research" until it is accepted as biographical fact. Through letters, diaries and over 70 never-before-seen personal photographs, Joan Dale's book offers insights that only the closest of friends can share. It contains many stories that no one has ever heard before, so you can get to know the true essence and beauty of the real Princess Grace of Monaco, including what her life, family and marriage were really like, and the truth of what happened during the 1962 crisis...
"Mrs Dale describes her time with the Princess and the Grimaldi family in such an entertaining manner and I am captivated by all her little details ! Because I have followed Princess Grace's life for so many years I am already aware of many of the events mentioned so to get the "inside" scoop is really delightful for me ! I believe you have a best seller on your hands ! It is delightful, full of so many anecdotes about Princess Grace, that only her dear friend would know of ! To me your mother lived the dream......it is a fascinating story......." - Montreal, Canada
"I love reading, and am so honored to have read this book. It is a jewel. The photos are beautiful and very very personal.”- Rome, Italy
"I have finished reading the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. At last a book without a hidden agenda written by people who were personal friends of Grace and Rainier." - Kentucky, USA
"I am now reading your book and enjoying it thoroughly. She was such an incredible woman. I found your website, after I saw the Trailer for the new movie with Nicole Kidman. I love the actress, but was very disappointed they are not following historical record. I don't see the point to it, if it isn't accurate. So when I saw your book telling the real story, I wanted to know, so that I was properly informed... Thank you for telling the real story." - Winnipeg, Canada
"Your book reminded me how precious, delightful, and fulfilling a good friendship can be, especially the ones involving couples!" - Ohio, USA
"... honestly, this is the story that should have been made into a movie… not the other one!" - Los Angeles, USA