Chiswick's Royalty Hit Hard Times

Princess sells crown for a new roof over her head

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Even in an area renowned for attracting the rich and famous our local royals, Prince Johannes and Princess Claudia von Auersperg, are having trouble finding someone to buy their Chiswick Mall home.    

Their “superb five bedroomed detached Victorian double-fronted house presented in stunning condition throughout and boasts a secluded location'” as described by their current estate agents, has been on the market for over a year.  

However, things are so bad for the Brazilian born prince and his Parisian wife that not only have they sliced £300,000 off the original asking price of £1.85 million, but Princess Claudia reportedly had to sell her tiara to pay for a new roof.

The Prince, who married Claudia Nilson in London in the late seventies, hails from one of Austria's most illustrious families whose name graces the Grand Palais Auersperg in Vienna.

Emma Brophy

July 11, 2004