On May 3, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco flew São Paulo, Brazil for an official three-day visit to the hot and sexy country. The purpose of this trip is to met with local dignitaries as well as to open the photo exhibit at the Museu de Arte Brasileria entitled, The Grace Kelly Years, Princess of Monaco.
According to the site, Mutual Art, the exhibit was:
Curated by Frédéric Mitterrand, the current French minister of Culture, the exhibition was originally created in 2007 by the Grimaldi Forum, and brings together some 900 objects revisiting the life of the star who won the heart of Hollywood, the Principality of Monaco and its royalty. Among them are photographs, films, clothes, jewelry, accessories, paintings, letters to or from friends such as Queen Elizabeth, Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock, and Jacqueline Kennedy, all conserved and organized by the Palace of the Principality.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see mementos of her childhood and youth in Philadelphia, her successful career as an actress, her marriage to Prince Rainier III and her destiny as a princess. In addition, visitors will able to learn more about the devoted mother, caring friend, patron of the arts, chair of Monaco’s Red Cross, and champion of many humanitarian causes.
If you happen to live or will be visiting São Paulo, Brazil, the photo exhibit will run through July 11, 2011. Admission is free.
They were impressed.
Then on May 4, 2011, the prince met with São Paulo’s governor, Geraldo Alckmin, whereupon he gave the sport loving prince of Monaco a gift. I have no idea what the hell he gave Prince Albert, but I’m sure it was nice, expensive, and completely useless. Nonetheless, it was a nice gesture.