Just weeks earlier than her demise following a automotive crash, Grace Kelly gave her last interview to ABC’s Pierre Salinger, JFK and LBJ’s former White House Press Secretary. Discussing her profession and royal service within the 1982 programme, the 52-year-old was requested: “It’s a lot too early in your life to ask you this query, however how are you going to wish to be remembered? The Princess of Monaco began by saying how her important precedence was how her kids and grandchildren would keep in mind her.
Kelly then stated: “I wish to be remembered as attempting to do my job nicely; of being understanding and sort.”
Salinger requested: “ Anything from your career?”
After all, earlier than marrying the Prince of Monaco, Rainier III, Kelly was an Oscar-winning Hollywood star of the early 1950s.
Kelly humbly replied: “Well, I don’t know. I don’t feel I achieved enough in my career to stand out more than many other people.”
But then in 1956, Kelly retired from performing to marry Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
The marriage ceremony was attended by the likes of Cary Grant, David Niven and even Jackie Kennedy’s future husband Aristotle Onassis.
The new Princess devoted the remainder of her life to her royal duties, having over 26 years of marriage with Rainier.
She gave her last interview on June 22, 1982 earlier than her premature demise simply weeks afterward September 14.
Kelly had succumbed to accidents sustained in a automotive crash yesterday.
Her daughter Princess Stéphanie was within the passenger seat and survived regardless of struggling a gentle concussion and hairline fracture of a cervical vertebra.
She was unable to attend her mom’s funeral because of the accidents sustained.
The funeral befell 4 days after her demise on the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate in Monaco-Ville.