He Gave Up His Title to Please His Son? Or His Sons’s Ex? – Divorcées Hate to Relinquish Their Titles!
Since the divorce of the lady who was Miss Mabel Wright from Mr.Yznaga, she has called herself “Mrs. Mabel Yznaga.” This has caused some comment in New York, as Mrs. William K. Vanderbllt retains her husband’s full name. It is said that she has done this because the mother of the Duke of Marlborough still calls herself Marchioness of Blandford, which was the title his father bore at the time of his divorce. But if W. K. Vanderbilt should marry again, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt would have to abdicate his front name and title. The present Duke de Dino, while still Marquis de Talleyrand-Perigord, married Miss Curtis of Boston. When they were divorced he married Miss Stevens of New York. Both ladies call themselves “Marquise de Talleyrand-Perigord.” The situation became so awkward that the Marquis induced his father, the Duke of Dino, to give up his title to him in order to settle the situation. Mrs. Stevens then became the Duchess De Dino, while Miss Curtis was forced to cling to her shadowy divorcee title of “Marquise de Tallyrand-Perigord.” – Los Angeles Herald, 1896
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