Princess Caroline speaks out about her distant relationship with mother Grace Kelly

 April 8, 2018

Princess Caroline - Grace Kelly
Princess Grace and Prince Rainier with their children Princess Stephanie, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert. / Photo: Getty



Princess Grace Kelly became a living fairy tale after the Hollywood star married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

However, life with the Princess wasn’t always picture perfect.

The royal couple’s daughter, Princess Caroline, has revealed a few home truths about growing up with Grace Kelly in the book, Albert II of Monaco, The Man and The Prince.

The telling book marks her brother, Prince Albert’s 60th birthday and Hello! Magazine has reported that the young prince and princess weren’t even allowed to eat dinner with their parents until they were in their teens.

“Until we were 14, we wouldn’t eat with our parents,” Princess Caroline said.

Princess Caroline - Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier, Prince Albert, Princess Grace and Princess Caroline / Photo: Getty

She then goes on to detail that they were closer with their nanny Maureen Wood.

“For my brother and I, Maureen was the key figure in our life.

“When we were little, we were probably closer to our nanny than to our parents,” she added.

The young prince and princess were so attached to Maureen that they would beg her not to leave them.

“Albert and I would yell ‘Don’t go, don’t go!’ We were sad for days,” she said.

Princes Caroline recalled how her mother would often have to get Maureen to return from her holidays early to appease the children.

While Princess Caroline may have experienced a distant relationship with her mother, she has forged a close bond with her own children, Andrea, Charlotte, Pierre, and Alexandra.

Prior to marrying Prince Rainier, Grace Kelly was a Hollywood acting icon of the 1950s.

Her life came to an end in September 1982 after a car crash in Monaco. Her daughter Princess Stephanie was also in the car but survived with multiple injuries.

Prince Albert and Princess Caroline

Prince Albert and Princess Caroline on an old family photo / Photo RDA/Getty Images via Hello! Magazine

Originally published by Markeeta Waddington at


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