Saturday, March 10, 2012
Princess Charlene Down Under
Inside at the opening Princess Charlene made some short remarks, doing things the Aussie way by greeting those assembled with a cheerful "G'Day". Princess Charlene spoke of her husband's late mother as a devoted parent, an icon of style, patron of the arts and as "one of the most captivating personalities of all time". After more speeches from Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu, the director of the Bendigo Art Gallery Karen Quinlan and the Honorary Consul for Monaco Andew Cannon the Princess was taken on a tour of the exhibition. Aside from introducing Princess Grace to a new generation that never knew her, the exhibition will be a great benefit to the local economy and is expected to draw thousands of visitors and as much as $10 million to Bendigo. So, even all these years after her untimely loss, Princess Grace still manages to do good for others.