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How Grace Kelly's Grandson Paid Tribute to Her and Prince Rainier in His Royal Wedding

For one, he said "I do" in the same cathedral as Princess Grace.
IMAGE LUCI-BEBERT-NEBINGER / PRINCE'S PALACE OF MONACO
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When Monaco royalty celebrated a family wedding this weekend, the Grimaldis' most beloved couple—Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III—were not forgotten.

Grace Kelly's grandson Louis Ducruet (the child her daughter Princess Stéphanie) said "I do" to his longtime girlfriend Marie Chevallier, in the same place where Princess Grace wed Prince Rainier III. The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, also sometimes called St. Nicholas Cathedral, hasn't hosted a royal wedding since Grace's in 1956.

The cathedral also holds both Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III's remains, which is what inspired Ducruet to have his wedding there. "Growing up in the princely family binds you very strongly to this country," he told Point de Vue magazine this past November. "For me, it was therefore obvious to get married at the cathedral, so we will be near my grandfather, Prince Rainier III—this will be our way of associating him with our happiness. My grandfather was a man I admired. I was very close to him."

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Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly say "I do."
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According to People, after the ceremony concluded, Ducruet and Chevallier found another way to honor Ducruet's grandparents. The newlyweds left the cathedral in a 1956 Chrysler Imperial—the same car that Prince Rainier III drove to pick up his fiancé when she arrived in Monaco ahead of their nuptials.

Several senior members of Monaco's royal family—including Ducruet's uncle, current reigning monarch Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene—were in attendance to witness the couple's wedding, and appreciate their nods to Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

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Photo by LUCI-BEBERT-NEBINGER / PRINCE'S PALACE OF MONACO.

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Photo by LUCI-BEBERT-NEBINGER / PRINCE'S PALACE OF MONACO.

Photo by LUCI-BEBERT-NEBINGER / PRINCE'S PALACE OF MONACO.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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