What Would the Countess Say? RHONY’s Carole Refuses to Use Royal Title
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What Would the Countess Say? RHONY’s Carole Refuses to Use Royal Title

In Carole Radziwill’s introduction on The Real Housewives of New York, she alludes to the fact that she “may be a Princess,” and in fact, she is. But unlike original cast member LuAnn de Lesseps, known as the Countess, she is not a fan of showing off her royal résumé.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Carole recently said, “I find all the title stuff a little silly.” You see, Carole is the widow of Anthony Radziwill, the only son of Polish Prince Stanislas Radziwill, which makes Carole a Princess.

As Carole says, “My husband's family has a great legacy in Poland, but it’s nothing that I would ever describe myself by. I call myself a writer, a journalist, an author ... never a princess — unless I say I’m the princess of Greenwich Village.”

The Countess, on the other hand, has openly utilized her title, including it in the title of her book, Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair. Unfortunately, by divorcing her ex-husband, French nobleman Count Alexandre de Lesseps, she technically lost her title.

Still, Carole couldn’t resist poking fun at LuAnn. “LuAnn uses the title but that’s really funny in America. We don’t really use titles.”

Since one of our favorite questions is, "What would the Countess Say?" we’ll be waiting in anticipation of how the Countess will respond. Stay tuned!

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Sources: HuffPo, Carole Radziwill, Jezebel

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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