Grace Kelly's mysterious car crash remains a hotbed for conspiracy theories years after she died at 52
LA COLLE, MONACO: The Grimaldi family has always attracted people around the world. Being Europe’s longest-ruling royal family, it has witnessed several shocking deaths, divorces, and controversies over the decades. Speculations have been there that the famous family has been under some curse, which suddenly takes away their happiness.
Now, Grace Kelly’s grandson Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo have decided to lift the curtains off these stories. As per Variety, the movie named ‘Monaco’ is produced by Astrea Films, Chapter 2, and Pathé. French film producer Dimitri Rassam, who is also reportedly part of the project, shared, “I thought I knew this story but it turns out I had only scratched the surface. Simply said it is epic in every way: Family, adventure, intrigue.”
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‘Untold, intriguing, and epic tales’
“The true story of the foundation of the Grimaldis of Monaco some seven centuries ago is one of the most captivating stories I have had the chance of discovering thanks to the initiative of Beatrice, Andrea, and Pierre,” he added. Besides, in a statement, Astrea noted, “We were overwhelmed by the amount of untold, intriguing, and epic tales that were hidden in ancient documents and private correspondence throughout the centuries. Ultimately we decided to start at the beginning. Martha Hillier brought her passion and talent into telling Grimaldi’s origin story by carving from those archives the most layered, witty, and authentic characters.”
Why was Grace Kelly driving the car herself?
With this new development, once again Kelly’s tragic death has come to the forefront. It’s been years since the Princess of Monaco lost her life after her Rover saloon reportedly fell off a cliff near Monte Carlo in 1982. But rumors surrounding her death still loom around.
The American actress was 52 at the time and was reportedly with her daughter Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The first thing which surprised everyone was why the late princess was driving despite hating it. But eventually, it was found out that the car was so much filled with hat boxes, dresses, and, luggage that there was no space left for more people to sit inside it. Also, Kelly was firm to drive herself, nine.com.au reported.
‘I can't take it anymore’
Another theory behind Kelly’s death claims that when the crash happened, she was not actually driving. Some said that at the time then-teenager Stephanie was in control of the car. But years after the crash, Stephanie said as per The Guardian, “I was not driving, that's clear. In fact, I was thrown around inside the car like my mother, who was catapulted into the back seat ... The passenger door was completely smashed in; I got out on the only accessible side, the driver's.” She went on to say, “I can't take it anymore. All these calumnies that have been spoken and written have sustained a non-existent mystery. I just want to say, 'Stop! Let me raise my children in tranquillity, and go forward with my own life in serenity.'”
‘You cannot imagine the suffering I have endured’
Kelly reportedly suffered a stroke, which ended in the accident. But Stephanie had earlier slammed another theory, alleging her mother lost control while arguing with her over her desire to marry her boyfriend, Paul Belmondo. But the surviving princess said the discussion was "strictly between the two of us" and she did not want to disclose it as "certain secrets, certain images, certain things about this story that belong to my heart".
“You cannot imagine the suffering I have endured, and that I endure still. So when I read in the papers that I killed my mother, it is quite simply horrible,” Stephanie stated, before adding, “I have nothing to reproach myself with. Unless, perhaps, the fact that I am still here and that it was I who survived.”