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Martina Devlin: It's little surprise Prince Albert exudes such Grace

Published 04/04/2011 | 05:00

THE first surprise is that he speaks the cupla focal. The second surprise is that he does so with an American accent.

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The third surprise is that he celebrates St Patrick's Day.

But perhaps none of this should be surprising because Albert II of Monaco had an American parent, as well as a royal one, and that US parent prized her Irish identity. She was, of course, the Hollywood star Grace Kelly, and among the lessons she taught the son she called Albie was to prize his Irish roots.

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