HSH Prince Albert II arrived on Tuesday in São Paulo, Brazil for an official three-day visit to meet with Brazilian officials, discuss Brazilian-Monegasque relations and to open the photo exhibit "The Grace Kelly Years, Princess of Monaco" at the Museu de Arte Brasileria. The exhibit was put together in 2007 by the Grimaldi Forum to showcase 900 items relating to the Hollywood icon and Princess consort of Monaco including photos, video footage, clothes, jewelry, accessories, paintings, and letters to and from Princess Grace and such individuals as HM Queen Elizabeth II, First Lady Jackie Kennedy and Hollywood legends like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Sinatra. There are also items from Grace's childhood in the Kelly family of Philadelphia, items relating to her acting career, her charities and her marriage to HSH Prince Rainier III. The exhibit will run until July 11 and is open to the public (no charge for admission).
While in town the Sovereign Prince also met with the São Paulo Football Club at their training center, showing off some of his own soccer skills to the team and Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopez, director of the São Paulo Football Club, and coach Paulo Cesar Carpegiani. On Wednesday the Prince met with Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of São Paulo.