The Monaco royal family has always had a special affection for Hollywood because of their beloved matriarch, the late Princess Grace. This week marks 60 years since the iconic beauty won an Oscar for best actress in her former life as Grace Kelly. So it is fitting that her granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi, who has inherited her glamour and panache, is in Los Angeles, the home of the movie industry.
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It is thought that the 28-year-old is in the city to support her partner French comedy star Gad Elmaleh, who is the father of her son Raphael and who often performs in the States. However, it is also possible that the striking brunette will attend the Oscars – as her uncle Prince Albert did in 2012.
Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh make a glamorous duo on the red carpet
On that occasion Monaco's reigning sovereign was accompanied by his new wife Charlene as he rubbed shoulders with the Hollywood glitterati. The former Olympic siwmmer held her own in a floor-length white gown by Akris, having wowed the world at her magnificent nuptials the year before.
Nor will Charlotte, who is the face of Gucci and has previously walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival, have any trouble standing out from the A-list crowd at the Oscars.
In 1955 Charlotte's grandmother Grace Kelly won the Oscar for The Country Girl
Should she attend, it will be a poignant experience for the royal beauty, whose mother is Princess Caroline. Grace took home the trophy for The Country Girl in 1955 before retiring to marry Prince Rainier. Tragically, Charlotte's grandmother was killed in a car accident in 1982, four years before her birth.
However, sadness will be mingled with pride too. Long after her death, the legacy of the Hollywood starlet, who lit up the silver screen, lives on in the worlds of cinema, fashion and philanthropy.