Prince Albert surveys his new domain: Grace Kelly’s home

Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Prince Albert 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, said the prince came to kick around ideas about what to do with the 2.5-story Colonial home.

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

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