Prince Albert II of Monaco talked about his late mother Grace Kelly, also known as Princess Grace. He said that his mother would have been a great grandmother to his twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. The twins will turn one on Dec. 10.
Albert reflected on the relationship his twin kids may have had with their paternal grandparents as they approach their first birthday. The Monegasque royal opened up about his mother, the legendary Hollywood actress Grace Kelly. The Monaco sovereign was giving an interview to People magazine.
“I think she would have been an outstanding grandmother,” Albert said. Meanwhile he added that his father, the late Prince Rainier III, would have perhaps been the more laidback grandparent. “He would have been a little more indulgent,” the prince said. He added that his father would have been more lenient than he was with him and his sisters.
The 57-year-old had previously told the publication in 2014 that his father was the strict parent, but their mother would often cave in. He added that if he and his sisters needed to ask for something, they would go to their mother.
Albert said that carrying out his official duties and balancing his family has been a learning experience for him. He said since the past year, he has felt it daunting to find enough time to be with his wife and kids. He added that he has evolved since fatherhood.
The royal told that he had been advised by other fathers about evolving, which was true. Albert felt that a father had to take time and take advantage of every moment as it goes by quickly. He added that the opportunities needed to be grabbed in order to enjoy the moments to the fullest.
Talking about his wife Charlene’s new pixie cut, Albert joked that she literally walked into the room and said what he thought. But, the prince added that she looked great with short hair.
Albert met Charlene, a former 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.