Grimaldi, Rainier III (Rainier)( Prince of Monaco in 1949)
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Biography Grimaldi, Rainier III (Rainier)
He was born in the Principality of Monaco.
Rainier III has served as an artillery officer in the French Armiii during the Second World War (1939-1945). In 1949 he became Prince of Monaco, when his grandfather, Prince Louis II, abdicated due to ill health. Prince Rainier married the American actress Grace Kelly (who died in 1982 in a car accident) in 1956.