The life of Princess Caroline in pictures from childhood to her 60th birthday
The stunning royal’s mother Grace Kelly was a famous American actress who became the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956.
Born just a year later in 1957, Caroline was the eldest of their three children. She was once the heir to the throne of Monaco.
Rainier III holds Caroline and Grace Kelly holds Albert in 1958
Princess Caroline's family at Grace Kelly's childhood home in Pennsylvania, 1963
But her brother Albert II is now the reigning monarch of Monaco and his children are the next in line of succession.
The charming photographs below show Grace Kelly and her husband with Caroline, Albert and their sister Stephanie as children.
Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier III and their children Albert, Caroline and Stephanie
Caroline and her family in a garden in 1969
Caroline grew into a beautiful woman and went to studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris.
The young royal fell in love with Parisian banker Philippe Junot and married him during a lavish wedding ceremony in Monaco 1978.
Princess Caroline in 1977 in Paris
Princess Caroline in 1979
Prince Caroline on her first wedding day in 1978
After their marriage fell apart and ended in divorce in 1980, she remarried Italian socialite and businessman Stefano Casiraghi in 1983.
The couple had three children – Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte – together before Casiraghi’s tragic death in a speedboat accident in 1990.
Prince Caroline married her second husband Stefano Casiraghi in 1983
Princess Caroline married her third husband Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1999
60 years of Caroline, Princess of Hanover
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Express Pictures looks back on the life of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly.
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Caroline became the Princess of Hanover when she married her third husband Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1999.
Ernst August is the head of the deposed royal House of Hanover which held the thrones of the former Kingdom of Hanover until 1866 and of the sovereign Duchy of Brunswick until 1918.
The couple have one 17-year-old daughter – Princess Alexandra.