Prince Albert visits Philadelphia region. Prince Albert Tours Latest Purchase, Childhood Home Of Grace Kelly – CBS Philly
By Suzanne Monaghan

EAST FALLS (CBS) — Royalty in East Falls this Tuesday afternoon as Prince Albert of Monaco toured the childhood home of his mother, Grace Kelly.

Prince Albert waves to the crowd. (Photo credit: KYW's Suzanne Monaghan.)

Prince Albert waves to the crowd. (Photo credit: KYW’s Suzanne Monaghan.)

The prince waved to the crowd outside the house at 3901 Henry Avenue, but did not speak with reporters. However, Albert has reportedly purchased the four-thousand-square foot home. According to People Magazine, he is looking to possibly convert it into a museum and use part of the space for work on his foundation.

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Grace Kelly’s father built the home in the 1920s and evidence of her childhood still remains, as a door has the markings of the height of the Kelly children throughout the years.

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Grace left that home to become an actress and later married Prince Rainier III in 1956. She died in 1982.

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Albert has been quoted as saying, “The house was very beautiful and very special to our family.”