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Royal Photographer Opens Up About Princess Grace Behind The Scenes


Royal Photographer Opens Up About Princess Grace Behind The Scenes

One royal photographer is opening up about his experiences working with the late Princess Grace. Famed photographer and journalist Reginald Davis says in his new book, ‘My Life Photographing Royalty and the Famous,’ that Princess Grace was perhaps the most memorable, if not challenging royal he has ever worked with in his career.

And while he says that Princess Grace of Monaco was definitely one of the most stunning women he’s ever worked with, she was also a feisty one to say the least. Princess Grace died on September 14, 1982, a day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, which caused a crash.

He told Britain’s the Daily Express in a new interview, “She only agreed to a private audience because I had previously had a private audience with the Queen. Everyone wanted to shoot Grace. She was such an attractive woman, why be so haughty, arrogant and awkward?”

He added, “Of course, you’d never know that from looking at her face. In the photos, she seems every inch the relaxed, happy mother.”

What’s more, Reginald also said that his favorite royal to work with was none other than Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret.

He explained, “She was just so vibrant — and had these beautiful azure eyes. She really was the Diana of her day. Everything I took of her was in demand.”

Tell us, are you surprised by these new claims made about Princess Grace? Let us know what you think by dropping us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. Also, don’t forget to check back with The Royal Princesses for all the latest news on all of your favorite princesses right here!

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  1. Heather @ Kraus House Mom says

    I’m not surprised at all. People’s private and public personas are often very different, especially those in the spotlight.

  2. Amber says

    I agree, Princess Grace is gorgeous, that’s for sure. I’ll have to check out this book. I’ve always been interested in royalty.

  3. Pam says

    I bet being a royal photographer would be an adventure. You’d get to know the private personalities of public figures.

  4. Tamara Bowman says

    Wow, I’m a photographer but no royal photographer. That said, I do really see into people’s lives, more than I intend sometimes. It goes with the job!

  5. Neha Saini says

    This is always in my mind, that who are the photographers of the royal families. It sounds crazy, I know. I’ll have to check out this book. This picture clicked of Princess Grace is beautiful. She is so graceful and her eyes are beautiful.

  6. Jenn Mitchell says

    This sounds like it would be such an interesting read. I will need to pick it up.

  7. Rebecca Swenor says

    I find the news not surprising at all really. She is indeed beautiful and is very photographic. It would be so exciting have the privilege of working with the royals. My grandfather always said we were related to them but my great great great grandfather was exciled for who he fell in love with back than. Thanks for sharing this interesting piece of news.

  8. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says

    What an incredible experience for a photographer. The memories they create last a life time. These are the stories you tell your children’s children.

  9. Emily, Our house now a home says

    Wow, it must have been amazing to photograph her. I have always been interested in Princess Grace’s story, it seemed so regal to me when I was little.

  10. valmg says

    I don’t really speculate on celebrities much. They’re people like everyone else and are entitled to good and bad days like anyone else.

  11. Mommy Levy says

    I hope we will be able to meet a true/real Princess or Queen someday. She’s so gorgeous and elegant.

  12. Anosa says

    I must confess i didn’t even know who princess grace was until this article for me its all about the British Royals

  13. magz_dc says

    All the portraits really depicts the name. Looks elegant and gorgeous in every way.

    Agnes Dela Cruz

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