Princess Grace of Monaco was treasured by Hollywood and Monaco alike so her sudden death was truly heartbreaking. Now, almost 40 years after the shining stars' tragic car accident, her grandson is coming to her defense.

Princess of Monaco's Son Condemns Joke About Grace Kelly's Death

After a big football match where Lyon defeated Monaco, a major fan group published an article titled "Unlike Grace Kelly, Lyon has made a success of its turn in Monaco." The title is referencing Grace Kelly's tragic car crash in 1982 where she suffered a stroke while driving and lost control of the car.


Her daughter Stéphanie, Princess of Monaco, who was in the passenger seat attempted to control the car but could not and both were critically injured, with Princess Grace passing away the following day. 

Grace Kelly's grandson Louis Ducruet, the son of Princess Stéphanie is an avid football fan and supporter. He was quick to condemn the cruel article and fan site. In French, he wrote on Instagram, "Football is and must be a leisure sport, certainly with competition but while remaining human."

Louis Ducruet at the FightAids Cup in Monaco in January 2020.

He then directly asked the Lyon team, "This kind of clickbait title must be punished by the Lyon supporters and the management of the club. If you have a soul, denounce this pseudo fansite so that it's identified and sanctioned."

Louis and his family have already struggled for years with the death of Grace Kelly considering countless rumours swirling that it was his mother Princess Stéphanie of Monaco who caused the accident. According to Hello!, Stéphanie even addressed the cruel rumours directly.

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She told Paris Match, "I was not driving, that's clear. In fact, I was thrown around inside the car like my mother, who was catapulted onto the back seat... The passenger door was completely smashed in; I got out on the only accessible side, the driver's."

Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) giving gifts to children on Dec. 20, 1971.

The Princess continued, "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 tranquility, and go forward with my own life in serenity.'"

Lyon FC has yet to respond to Louis Ducruet's demands.