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Prince Albert says Grace Kelly's home will reopen in 2018

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/31/2017
FILE - This undated file photo shows Grace Kelly. Kelly's son, Prince Albert of Monaco, told People magazine for a story published online on Jan. 30, 2017, that the Philadelphia home where the Oscar-winning actress grew up will reopen to the public in 2018 or earlier. (AP Photo/File) © The Associated Press FILE - This undated file photo shows Grace Kelly. Kelly's son, Prince Albert of Monaco, told People magazine for a story published online on Jan. 30, 2017, that the Philadelphia home where the Oscar-winning actress grew up will reopen to the public in 2018 or earlier. (AP Photo/File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prince Albert of Monaco says the childhood home of his late mother, Princess Grace Kelly, will reopen to the public next year or earlier.

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. Albert told People magazine for a story published online on Jan. 30, 2017, that the Philadelphia home where the Oscar-winning actress grew up will reopen to the public in 2018 or earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. Albert told People magazine for a story published online on Jan. 30, 2017, that the Philadelphia home where the Oscar-winning actress grew up will reopen to the public in 2018 or earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Albert tells People magazine that the Philadelphia home he purchased last year for $754,000 will house regional offices for the Princess Grace Foundation and a U.S. extension of Monaco's Princess Grace Irish Library. It will also be made available for public events once it is renovated.

Albert says that since the home sits in a residential neighborhood, "it won't be exclusively a museum."

Albert visited the home in October. His mother accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III, in 1955.

The home was built in 1935 by Kelly's father, John B. Kelly. He was a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning rower in the 1920s.

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