PUBLISHED: 21:00, Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:00, Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Royal fans around the world will be aware the anniversary of the death of Grace Kelly is fast approaching. The former Princess of Monaco is best-known for transforming the principality from a monarchy that had fallen on hard times to a place of glitz and glamour. Grace and Rainier married on April 19, 1956, in an event that injected new life into Monaco.
However, it wouldn't last for long.
On September 14, 1982, Princess Grace, while driving back to Monaco with her daughter, Stéphanie, from their country home in the mountainous Roc Agel, crashed the car and died.
It was a tragedy for the state of Monaco.
Much of the royal family went on to do things in her memory.
Princess Caroline: The royal remembers her mother by continuing her legacy through Monaco's ballet (Image: GETTY)
Grace Kelly: The princess died in a freak car accident in 1982 (Image: GETTY)
During the BBC's documentary 'Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich' it was revealed how Princess Caroline, Grace's eldest child, had devoted her life's work to something her mother loved - the ballet.
Three years after Grace's death, Caroline reestablished her mother's beloved institution, Monaco's National Ballet Company - Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
The company's former dancer and current director and choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot, told the documentary that Grace's spirit runs through the institution.
He said: "What can I say? Without her (Caroline) the company wouldn't exist.
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Monaco ballet: The principality is known around the world for its show stopping dance (Image: BBC)