An almost marriage that didn’t happen

Afterward, despite the two decades that had passed since their brief romance and the fact that the brutality of the Shah’s regime was common knowledge, Grace fiercely defended the Shah. In his diary, Richard Burton described traveling in 1971 with Grace, Rainier, and Elizabeth Taylor to the Rothschild Ball at their Ferrieres estate, “Grace and E chatted away at the back of the car while I sat in front with the driver… everybody talked freely.