An Italian princess from Texas looking forward to her next act
In what the one-time romance novelist (“Conglomerate,” 1985) described as a great love story, there was a plot twist in 2015, when the prince’s second wife, Princess Ludmila Boncompagni Ludovici of St. Petersburg, Russia, visited the villa. Started criminal proceedings because her ex-husband stopped paying her alimony.
This was no surprise, according to Prince Bunte, one of three sons from Prince Nicolo’s first marriage. He described his father as a drunken barren who chased women, squandered a fortune and sold the family coffers to pay for the minimum necessary repairs. He refers to his father’s widow as Ms. Carpenter, a “gold digger” who lives in the villa’s “peasant” quarter – and much, much worse.
Prince Bunte said he and his brothers, who have been disputed over inheritance, became convinced Princess Rita did not have her father’s best interests, or longevity, at heart, and that she killed herself in 2018. Gave. Princess Rita is pointed out to a brother-in-law with the law and Punishment for cheating against another. She called Prince Bunte a “borderline personality” who once laid hands on her, a charge she denies.
For the princess, the past few years have been a constant battle.
In December 2020, as she recovered at home from a fall that broke her knee and arm, the stepson, joined by officials from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, entered for a random inspection of the villa, which is an Italian cultural treasure. . He found a leak and required it to be fixed immediately, prompting the princess to call restaurant writer Nelo Balan, the Manhattan hot spot she has been romantically linked to, by the name of Nelo. (“We are very, very good friends,” she said fearlessly.)
She equates inspection to home invasion.
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