Prince Albert criticises 'inaccurate' Nicole Kidman movie of Grace Kelly
The prince and his sisters Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie, said that "numerous requests for changes" had been ignored and that the screenplay "had caused much astonishment".
"There-fore, the royal family wishes to stress that this film in no way constitutes a biopic," said the palace's statement.
"It recounts one rewritten and needlessly glamorised page in the history of Monaco and its family with both major historical inaccuracies and a series of purely fictional scenes."
The American-born actress was one of the world's most famous film stars when she married Rainier III Prince of Monaco in 1956, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco.
Princess Grace died in a car crash in 1982, at the age of 52, following a stroke while driving.
The film is said to portray how she supported Rainier during tense negot-iations that led to a new consti-tution.
In an interview with 'Le Figaro', Kidman said the film was a dramatic work charting Kelly's " path from cinema to royalty".
"This is not a biopic or a fictionalised documentary . . . but only a small part of her life where she reveals her great humanity as well as her fears and weaknesses," she said. (© Daily Telegraph, London)