Rainier and Grace: Inside Monaco and the House of Grimaldi by Jeffrey Robinson
The author received the cooperation of Prince Rainier, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline to write this inside story about Monaco and the people that have made it what it is, as well as unlimited access to the Royal archives. Prince Rainier discusses the true, private story of his romance with Grace Kelly. Prince Albert talks about his hopes and fears for the day when he assumes the throne. Princess Caroline says what it was like to grow up in a "fish bowl" as the beautiful, sometimes difficult daughter of a Hollywood legend. Princess Stephanie talks about the car acciddent that killed her mother and how the tragic events have changed so many lives forever. The book's supporting cast of characters includes Frank Sinatra, Aristotle Onassis, Winston Churchill, King Farouk, Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant, Charles de Gaulle, the men and women who broke the bank at Monte Carlo and those who went broke trying to.