updated 10/23/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/23/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
“First of all, I know Nicole Kidman. There is nobody more gorgeous,” Lynn Wyatt, a close friend of Grace until her death in 1982, told PEOPLE Monday at the 30th Anniversary Princess Grace Awards Gala hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA at Cipriani 42nd Street.
“She’s beautiful inside and out, and she’s very sweet,” Wyatt – a trustee of the foundation and an honoree Monday night – added of Kidman. “She’s very nice – and she’s caring. I think she would be perfect.”