Prince Albert buys mother’s home in Philadelphia

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene pose with their twins babies Princess Gabriella, left, and Prince Jacques, right, after their baptism ceremony in the Cathedral of Monaco, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Monaco. Monaco's newest royals Prince Jacques Honore Rainier and Princess Gabriella Therese Marie were christened at a ceremony in Monaco on Sunday. Crowds turned out in their thousands to catch a glimpse of the twins and their parents Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prince Albert II of Monaco has made a trip to Philadelphia to inspect the house he recently purchased: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III.

Albert spent nearly an hour inside the home Tuesday before also walking around the property, purchased for $754,000. He made no public statements.

His cousin, John B. Kelly III, says the prince came to kick around ideas about what to do with the 2.5-story Colonial home.

Kelly says it’s possible the home could house the prince’s charitable foundation. He says it’s also possible it could be used to showcase to the public things that were of interest to Princess Grace. But opening it as a full-time museum is unlikely.

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