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Monaco prince donates $710,000 to relief fund

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Prince Albert of Monaco gave New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani a check Tuesday for $710,000 to be contributed to the Twin Towers Relief Fund.

"Today, I'm here to express on behalf of my father, my family, and the principality of Monaco, my sorrow and sympathy to the people of New York and to the American people for the September 11 tragedy," Prince Albert said at a press conference after a courtesy meeting with the mayor at City Hall.

The funds represent donations from Monaco residents and businesses as well as some proceeds from Monday night's Princess Grace Foundation Gala. Prince Albert also presented the mayor with a 1999 medal commemorating 50 years of his father's reign, some porcelain gifts, and a book on the history of Monaco.

"My mother was proud to be an American," said Albert. "My country has always felt a unique bond with the United States."

His mother, Princess Grace, was Philadelphia-born, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly. She married Prince Rainier in 1956, and died in an auto accident in 1982.



 
 
 
 



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