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April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The principality of Monaco may be located literally next door to Cannes, but no member of the royal family will be attending the screening of Grace of Monaco when it premieres at the festival on opening day, May 14, the New York Post reported today (Wednesday). The newspaper’s “Page Six” column said that it had learned that Prince Albert is “furious” about the portrayal of his father, Prince Rainier, in the movie about his mother. The newspaper quoted a source as saying that the prince’s concern “is that Grace is glorified and Prince Rainier is depicted as a weak, one-sided leader, who is controlling over his wife. Albert fears the movie vilifies his father.” The Post claims that the prince asked producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam to screen the film in Monaco for him, his wife, Princess Charlene, and his sisters, Princesses Stephanie and Caroline in Monaco but that the producer refused. “Their requests for changes have been ignored,” said the Post‘s source. “They won’t be at the premiere.” Furthermore, the Post reports, there are differences between director Olivier Dahan and Harvey Weinstein, whose company, The Weinstein Company, is distributing the film. Dahan claims that Weinstein pressured him to edit the film for the U.S. He told the Post, “There are two versions of the film … mine and his, which I find catastrophic.”