Friday, October 30, 2009

Gay Prince Fights for Inheritance Rights

Jonathan Pamphilj (pictured) and his sister Gesine Doria Pamphilj, were adopted by one of Rome's most famous princely papal families. The aristocratic siblings are in a bitter legal feud over which of their children will eventually inherit an estate reportedly worth billions.
BBC reports:
Jonathan and his sister Gesine Doria Pamphilj, frequently style themselves as Prince and Princess, although all former royal and papal titles were formally abolished in Italy when the country became a republic after World War II. At the heart of the row is whether the children of Jonathan Pamphilj, who is gay and had his offspring via a surrogate mother - have a legal right to the family fortune. Pamphilj is in a British-registered civil partnership with a gay Brazilian man, Elson Edeno Braga, and has two children born of foreign surrogate mothers, aged three and two. READ MORE