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Prince Albert II of Monaco slams Grace Kelly film

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco has slammed an upcoming Hollywood film about his mother, Grace Kelly.

    The prince and his sisters released a statement on Thursday after producers claimed the Palace had supported the film, which stars Nicole Kidman.

    The Palace said the film contained "major historical untruths and a series of purely fictional scenes".

    "The Princely family wishes to emphasise that this film is by no means a biopic," the statement added.

    The film, titled Grace of Monaco, is due to be released next year.

    It follows the High Society actress after she married Prince Rainier III and became Princess Grace.

    It is believed to focus on a six-month period in 1962 when Monaco was embroiled in a heated tax dispute with France and director Alfred Hitchcock offered Kelly the chance to return to acting.

    According to the Palace, it had received the script for the film but had "in no way been associated with this project".

    It added it had requested producers to make some changes, which were not all taken into consideration.

    The film's producer, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, has defended the project, stating it is meant to be a work of fiction.