EXCLUSIVE: Grace Kelly’s Granddaughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi Opens Up

EXCLUSIVE: Grace Kelly’s Granddaughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi Opens Up

Grimaldi on her grandmother Grace Kelly and getting to know her father, Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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When I was little, my mom would show me photographs of her, but I didn’t understand that she was this huge icon,” says Jazmin Grace Grimaldi of her paternal grandmother, Grace Kelly. “I love the pictures where she’s quirky and smiling. There’s one of her wearing a bathing suit, holding an orange on a stick, with these excited eyes,” she says, recalling an image of a young Grace at the height of her screen career, before her marriage to Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, when she was not much older than the 23-year-old Jazmin is today. “She seems so natural and carefree.”

Grace Kelly at age 25, photographed by Howell Conant in Jamaica, 1955 read more