The Press: The Prince & the Papers

At the Cannes Film Festival last May, an executive of Paris Match, France's top picture magazine, dreamed up a new angle for photographing Prince Rainier Ill's palace at Monaco: he asked visiting Grace Kelly to provide the foreground. She agreed, if he could arrange an audience with the Prince. Out of that unwitting stroke of Matchmaking grew a huge cornycopia, and the U.S. and European press filled it to overflowing last week with gags, gush and gabble.

In the aftermath of Grace's engagement to the Prince (TIME, Jan. 16), the week's actual events were...

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