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Grace Kelly's Childhood Home Fully Restored, Won't Be Museum

"We didn't want to see it disappear or see it transformed in any way by future owners," Prince Albert told Hoda Kotb

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    The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory.

    Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC's "Today" that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly's son Prince Albert II and his family.

    "The big room upstairs has been set up for the children to play," Boshak said.

    It will also house offices for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and host events for the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which provides scholarships to emerging talent in theater, dance and film.

    "I think after talking to some of my cousins about this, we didn't want to see it disappear or see it transformed in any way by future owners," Prince Albert told Hoda Kotb on "Today."

    Kelly, an Oscar-winning actress, became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956. She died in 1982.

    Albert bought the home in 2016 and renovated it to look like it did when his mother lived there.

    It won't be open to the public as a museum.