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Princess Stephanie Of Monaco Granted Divorce

Sat., Oct. 5, 1996

Princess Stephanie of Monaco was granted a speedy divorce Friday from her commoner husband whose amorous romps with other women were caught on camera.

The office of Stephanie’s Paris lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, said her divorce from Daniel Ducruet was decreed by a court in Monaco where her family, the Grimaldis, has reigned for nearly 700 years.

Stephanie filed for divorce on Sept. 16, weeks after Italian magazines printed a batch of photos showing Ducruet in a poolside romp with the reigning Miss Nude Belgium, Fili Houteman.

Ducruet expressed remorse for his affair with the stripper, and even suggested he may have been framed.

But on Thursday, Paris Match published photos of Ducruet and another woman, identified only as Valerie, a water ski instructor.

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