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Story Of American Dollar Princesses Sold To Brit Toffs… Like Downton’s Lady Cora

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THEY were the Dollar Princesses, the 19th-century American heiresses married off to English aristocrats in a mutual arrangement of cash in exchange for titles and prestige. 

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is working on The Gilded Age, a prequel to his much-loved period drama revolving around American Cora Crawley’s romance with, and marriage to, the Earl of Grantham. Set in New York, it is expected to air later this year. We bring you the stories of the real-life Dollar Princesses whose lives were stranger than fiction. 

Julian Fellowes is working on a prequel to Downton Abbey revolving around American Cora Crawley’s romance with, and marriage to, the Earl of GranthamCredit: AP

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Before Meghan Markle, before Wallis Simpson, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American swan par excellenceCredit: Rex
Consuelo Vanderbilt's marriage to the Duke of Marlborough, in November 1895, was the wedding of the year, causing a public stampede that Meghan could only have dreamed about

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Consuelo Vanderbilt’s marriage to the Duke of Marlborough, in November 1895, was the wedding of the year, causing a public stampede…

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