Snapshot, 1982: Roberto Rossellini bids farewell to Princess Grace

It’s 18 September 1982, and the world’s mourning the loss of Grace Kelly, former Hollywood actress and princess of Monaco. Passing on his late parents’ regards — Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman — Roberto Ingmar Rossellini arrives at the funeral in his Ferrari…

Following a sombre procession that made its way from the family palace to the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the world stopped for a few hours to say its final goodbyes to the lovely and endearing Grace Kelly. As evidence of the admiration and respect that both Hollywood and heads of state had for Princess Grace, over 400 people were in attendance, including Princess Diana of Wales, French Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson, Cary Grant, Jackie Stewart, and Roberto Rossellini. Actor James Stewart performed the eulogy, saying, “Grace brought into my life, as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own.” Farewell, fair princess.

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