Monaco's Prince Albert reminisced about his late parents, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, when talking about his young children. His wife, Princess Charlene, gave birth to twins Jacques and Gabriella late last year, and sadly, the twins will never be able to meet their paternal grandparents.
"I think she would have been an outstanding grandmother," Prince Albert told People Magazine, of his late mother, known to much of the world as American actress Grace Kelly. The actress married Prince Rainier in 1956, becoming a Monegasque princess before tragically dying in a car crash in 1982.
As for his father, who died in 2005, Albert said, "He would have been a little more indulgent. More lenient than he was with myself and my sisters."
Albert and his siblings had a close bond with their mother. "If we needed to ask for something, we'd go to mom," he said in a 2014 interview, calling her "very caring and very loving."
Though the royal couple's twins won't be able to meet their paternal grandparents, they do have living grandparents on their mother's side.
Two other royal babies, the UK's Prince George and Princess Charlotte, also won't be able to meet one of their grandparents. Prince George's godmother, Julia Samuel, who was a close friend of the late Princess Diana, says she would have made a fun-loving grandmother. "She would have been a fantastic grandmother," Samuel told You Magazine. "It breaks my heart even thinking about it, because she would have been amazing, she really would."
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