Originally Posted by royal pauper
Yes, that is right! PA lives mostly in Roc Angel and The Palace is now Charlene's official residence. If you don't believe me, she said it herself!
Oh my, this is so sad! Why would he not want to live where his babies are? I had not heard this before, I suppose I did assume he lived at the Palace and keeps an office there.
Since Grace and Rainier have both been gone, and in the case of sweet Grace, gone so darn long, I haven't paid as much attention to goings-on in Monaco. I followed the official Palace FaceBook page for a while but there was so much info and so much if it is in French (my french is terrible), I kind of gave up.
I became re-interested in the family again a bit in 2011 with the wedding, but more so with Pierre and Beatrice's delightful wedding, I have "watched" a bit. I do find Caroline's kids a bit more interesting. :)
Roc Agel was a happy place for him, growing up. I am glad it doesn't make Albert sad to be there, but I will be very cranky if he is not being a present father for his babies. I am fully convinced that his Mother, who so adored children, would wring his neck for how he treated his first two (I always want to be careful on this subject and not a gossip). Albert sometimes confuses me, maybe he is just really shy?
Originally Posted by cdm
I don't think Marchais is his Parisian residence. It's about 135 km / 84 miles (east) from Paris.
Grace and Rainier had a townhouse on the Square de l' Avenue Foch (info from the book of Christian de Massy). But I don't know if the Grimaldi's still have it. I think I read it has been sold.
I guess Albert has an apartment in Paris or stays in a hotel when he's there.
What is the large home (unsure what it is properly called) that belonged to Prince Rainier's Mother, I think I remember that she left that place to Princess Caroline? Marchais sounded familiar but my brain is not quite "in gear" today, I apologize. Grace lived with the girls on Avenue Foch and when I can get up I will fetch my books, see if I can help in that area. I have about 50, about Grace and Monaco and the Grimaldi Family/Dynasty, so I should say I will fetch a book or two :)