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Monaco royals miffed over Princess Grace film

PARIS (AP) -- Monaco's royal family has criticized a feature film about the late Princess Grace, saying it presents a glamorized and inaccurate view of her life.

Prince Albert and his sisters, Princess Stephanie and Princess Caroline, issued a statement saying the film about their mother -- the former Grace Kelly -- contained major historical inaccuracies and "purely fictional scenes."

Bing: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly

The royals rebuffed a report in Paris Match magazine claiming the palace supported the film, "Grace of Monaco."

The movie stars Nicole Kidman as the Hollywood icon who married Monaco's Prince Rainier II in 1956. The princess died in 1982, aged 52.

The statement said the family had "absolutely no association" with the film, and said the filmmakers had ignored the palace's requests for changes to the script.

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Jan 17, 2013 2:58PM
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Ms. Kidman as Grace Kelly? There is no way anyone could be the Princess, let alone Kidman. However, her children should realize she belonged to America too. We knew and loved her before she was Princess Grace. It was only a matter of time before someone would do a movie about her. They should take it as a tribute to their  beautiful mother from the Hollywood who adored her.
Jan 17, 2013 2:51PM
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Nicole Kidman can only dream to be as beautiful as Grace Kelly was. Not even Kidmans plastic surgeon can work that kind of a miracle. Why they picked her is beyond reason. She is a stiff unnatural actress. The movie will be a big flop.

Jan 17, 2013 2:48PM
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It might have been nice to consult the Princess Grace's family about the film.  No wonder they want nothing to do with it.  I'm from Philly and so was the princess and she's one of the best Philly ever produced!
Jan 17, 2013 2:42PM
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It takes a lot of chutzpah and hubris to do a film about a non-pareil.  Ms.Kidman is a pretty woman and a talented actress but why she would want to be part of a film about Grace Kelly...?  On the other hand, Princess Grace's children should be sophisticated enough to know that where there is not a lot of information available where private conversations are concerned; then of course, a scriptwriter will make up dialogue which h/s believes fits the public persona. It is done all the time and considered de rigeur.
Jan 17, 2013 2:42PM
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I love Grace Kelly.  Grace is the most beautiful, gracious and elegant actress ever!  No one could ever replace her!  The one and only Grace Kelly, period!

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