Prince Albert on Grace Kelly: 'She would have been an outstanding grandmother'

Prince Albert is sure to be sentimental around Monaco's National Day (Nov. 19), having spent so many celebrations on the balcony of the pink palace with his doting parents as a child. Now, as twins Jacques and Gabriella approach their first birthday, the Albert has shared his feelings about their late grandmother, Princess Grace, in an interview with People.

"I think she would have been an outstanding grandmother," Prince Albert confided. Meanwhile, he added that his father, the late Prince Rainier III, would probably have been more laid-back as a grandfather than he was as a parent.


Prince Albert has opened up about his late parents, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

"He would have been a little more indulgent, more lenient than he was with myself and my sisters."

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The prince, 57, has previously told the publication that his father was the strict parent with himself and sisters Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie, but their mother would often cave in.

"If we needed to ask for something, we'd go to Mom," Albert revealed in 2014.


Prince Albert says Princess Grace would have been an 'outstanding grandmother.'

Prince Albert has been talking about family life ahead of Monaco's National Day on Thursday, and recently revealed that his twins with Princess Charlene are starting to take their first steps.

"They are doing very well, we have just celebrated their 11th month and they will be with us on the balcony for the national holiday, if it isn't too cold," he promised.

"They are beginning to take their first steps and trying to say little bits of words. They really want to express themselves, and I speak to them in French. In everyday life, they are very playful and curious."


The twins were born in December 2014.

Albert met Charlene, an Olympic swimmer, when she took part in a championship in Monaco. The couple, who married in a lavish three-day celebration in 2011, are already keen to pass their love of sport on to their children.

"They have already watched a little rugby and football on TV with us and they were really interested."

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