Princess Caroline confesses she and Prince Albert were closer to their nanny than their mom Grace Kelly
Having famous parents is one thing but what about personal relations when your life is under the public glare all the time? Here's what Prince Albert and Princess Caroline say.
Prince Albert and Princess Caroline of Monaco might have royal blood and famous parents but that does not mean that their life was a picture-perfect one. Albert and Caroline, who are proud children of Prince Rainier and film star-turned-princess Grace Kelly disclose how they were closer to their nanny than their mother, Grace.
In the book, titled Albert II of Monaco, The Man and The Prince, by Isabelle Rivère and Peter Mikelbank, the duo interviewed Caroline, Albert, and Albert’s wife, Princess Charlene and it is during this that Caroline mentioned about the closeness of the Royal Family with their nanny, Maureen Wood. “For my brother and I, Maureen was the key figure in our life,” she said as noted by People. “When we were little, we were probably closer to our nanny than to our parents.”
In fact, the two happened to be so close to their nanny that even a little time away from her would make them feel horrible. For instance, Maureen would leave every summer for her annual vacation and Albert and Caroline would cry and beg her to stay.
“When she was leaving Roc Agel, Albert and I would yell ‘Don’t go, don’t go!’ ” she said. “We were sad for days. Most often than not, our mother would end up calling her to ask her to come home earlier than planned.” Maureen was also interviewed for the book and recalled the time when she, Albert and Caroline threw a gala dinner of their own when Grace and Rainier were out of town.
“I decided that we would have our own gala dinner at the Palace,” she said. “The Chef cooked a special menu, Caroline wore one of her mother’s gown, Albert wore a uniform, and I wore a gown too. Then we put on music, and we danced.” Today, Prince Albert has four children of his own, including Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella says that his relationship with his sisters will always stand as an inspiration for how his kids should behave with each other.
“She is not the heir to the throne, but she too will have her part of the job to do,” he said. “My sisters do a lot of things, a day will come when they will necessarily be less present, less active. And where someone else will have to assume their responsibilities.”