My mother's family are all descendants of the Grimaldi's of Monaco.
My grandfather, Joseph Grimaldi died in the Second World War at the age of 72. He had a brother Harry, who had a connection with Smithfield in the cattle and butcher trade.
Harry's son I think was the man employed by the Daily Mail to run the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition before the War.
At the turn of the last century a cousin of my Grandfather, (who owned a garage business), tried to reclaim the throne of Monaco on the basis of the Salic Law which stated only a male descendant could inherit the throne of Monaco.
Does anyone know of any descendants of my Grandfather's cousin. I would be interested in any information on the claim documents etc. It would be appreciated if they would contact me, (many thanks).
The present Prince is descended from the female side and I think the surname is Matingnon-Grimaldi, (I'm not quite sure of the correct spelling of the former surname).
There is in Australia the descendants of George Frederick Grimaldi, the son of my grandfather. My Grandmother before the 2nd WW sent out a Heraldry of the Grimaldi Family.
Finally an appeal. Would my cousins Jean, Ron or Robert or any of their children, (if they happen to read this), make contact with me as sometime ago I was in touch with their father and the usual Christmas card from him stopped and I presume he died? Their father lived in Wagga Wagga, Australia.