Both the postcard and the stamp on the front commemorate the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. I knew that Grace Kelly was an American actress, born in Philadelphia, and that she and Prince Rainier seemed very much in love. I was surprised when I read recently that Prince Rainier wanted a substantial dowry to marry Grace. Doesn't it seem strange to have a commoner family paying a dowry to a royal family. Luckily, Grace's family was able to come up with the $2 million.
Princess Grace and Prince Rainer had three lovely children: Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. I admired the girls very much when I was growing up. Unfortunately, they led rather tumultuous lives, marrying race car drivers, body guards, and circus acrobats, and having various out-of-wedlock children. (Well, now that I write that down, it sounds sort of fun and adventurous!) In any case, growing up in the spotlight and losing their mother in the tragic car accident in 1982 probably made for a difficult life.
The card reads:
Here we are enjoying ourselves and thinking of you all.
Kurt and Lonny
Kindest Regards "Grace"