One of the late Princess Grace of Monaco’s granddaughters has said that she is “honoured” that people think she looks like the former American actress.
Camille Gottlieb, the youngest child of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, recently commented in an interview with French news Point de Vue. Last year, the 19-year-old posted an image (below) to her Instagram account showing a striking resemblance to the grandmother she never knew. The French publication asked her about the post to which she replied, “I was especially honoured to be told about this resemblance to my grandmother, the Princess Grace.”
She went on to speak about her grandmother and family saying, “Every time my mother tells me about her, it’s to say what an extraordinary woman and what an exemplary mother she was. My mother was still very young when she died, with Louis and Pauline we are only grateful for all that she has given us. My mother is a great mom; she is my example, my model. I cannot even tell you how proud I am of her.”
Regarding her late grandfather, Prince Rainier, she said, “We had a very strong connection. As a child, I loved being with him at the palace. We often had lunch together; for me, before being a prince, he was a grandfather, my grandfather. I only knew him for six years, unfortunately, but he never stopped being a model, a source of inspiration for my mother and for me.”
Camille, who is not in line to the Monégasque throne as her mother never married her father, also spoke about her two older half-siblings, Pauline and Louis Ducruet, the latter of whom’s engagement was announced yesterday by Princess Stéphanie via the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. About their relationship, she said, “Between us, we call ourselves the ‘Three Musketeers.’ With Pauline, we do not need to phone or send messages to know that everything is fine. Louis is very protective of us three; he is the most serious, the wisest. My sister is more rock, more rebellious perhaps.”
Importantly, Camille discussed the “Be Safe Monaco” organisation that she co-founded with three friends Charlotte, Andrea and Margaux; she said that Princess Stéphanie supports her organisation and drive to help “one hundred percent.” Be Safe Monaco was initiated “to encourage young people and their parents to become aware of the dangers of drinking and driving,” according to Gottlieb. The inspiration, no doubt, came in part from her experience in losing a friend to drunk driving. As a result, Camille doesn’t drink. She told Point de Vue, “I have tasted alcohol between 17 and 18 years to do like everyone else, but it’s not for me, I do not like it. I hate the idea of losing control.”
Her full interview, in French, can be read on Point de Vue‘s website.