Grace Kelly's granddaughter opens up in first interview about becoming a princess as a teen
In the August issue of Harper's Bazaar, Grace Kelly's granddaughter finally reveals to the world her real-life "Princess Diaries" story.
In the new issue, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi reveals new details on her royal lineage, her unusually "normal" childhood, and her plans for the future.
23-year-old Jazmin is, of course, Prince Albert The Second of Monaco's eldest daughter. While he's busy running the teensy-weensy uber-wealthy state of Monaco, she lives in Manhattan.
Her mother met Prince Albert during a short vacation in the French Riviera in 1991 where she became pregnant. But, she returned to the U.S., where Jazmin was raised.
Her mother was always upfront to Jazmin about her lineage, but none of Jazmin's friends knew the full story.
Then, everything changed. Prince Albert publicly revealed she was his daughter in 2006 after years of rumors in the European press. Her life "under the radar" was over.
Since Jazmin is the Jon Snow of modern days, she can't inherit the throne a la Mia Thermopolis -- but she still gets all the Princess perks.
Her grandmother is none other than actress Grace Kelly. She told Harper's Bazaar that one of her fondest memories is watching Kelly perform alongside Frank Sinatra in the movie "High Society."
Today, Jazmin is living a relatively normal life.
Having obtained her B.A. from New York's Fordham University, she hopes to pursue a singing and acting career. She does solo shows in New York -- singing at places around town like The Duplex.
And she may not be totally done with school. Jazmin wants to go to grad school to major in international relations and continue her work on humanitarian projects around the world. And says that despite their wealth, she swears her time with her family in Monaco is totally normal.
"We like to share family meals, have barbecues, go to the beach, everything a normal family does. Except with heavy scheduling," she tells Harper's.
You can check out the whole interview in this month's issue of Harper's Bazaar.