Princess Charlene gives a speech.

On March 10, 2012, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco opened the highly anticipated exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, held at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

The princess, accompanied by Mr. John Kelly (nephew of the late Princess Grace) and Ms. Kristina Haugland from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, were warmly greeted by 700 + well-wishers according to the Australian newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald.

Once inside the Bendigo Art Gallery, Princess Charlene gave a speech reflecting on the life and style of her late mother-in-law, Princess Grace, “Her beautiful style was a reflection of her natural elegance, taste and character. Her style is so gracefully unique it remains an inspiration to all across generations and cultures.”

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, Princess Charlene had a chance to catch up with old friends at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Friday.  The princess also attended a private gala dinner held in her honor in Melbourne.

If you happen to live in Melbourne or towns near Bendigo why not check out the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition?  Need more information about it?  Please click here.   🙂

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Sources: Herald Sun, SMH, and Daily Telegraph