Probably not true, of course, but CNN reports:
I'm not sure how using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother would make Zsa Zsa Gabor a new mother, but CNN said it so there must be some logic there.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wants his 94-year-old wife to become a mother again using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother, Prince Frederic von Anhalt told CNN Thursday.
"I've gone through the initial steps of donor matching and blood work and next week the donation process will begin," von Anhalt said.
Gabor's only child, Francesca Hilton, described herself as shocked when told of the plan Thursday.
"That's just weird," Hilton said.
Von Anhalt, 67, said he is working with Dr. Mark Surry of the Southern California Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills. CNN calls to the center have not been returned.
When I saw the headline, I thought they were must be adopting another middle aged man. That's how Zsa Zsa's husband makes his money.
Prince Frederic von Anhalt qualifies as a "prince" because his father, a German cop, paid an elderly relative of the Kaiser to legally adopt him making him part of the deposed German royal family. This turned out to be an excellent investment. Prince Frederic von Anhalt and his wife, Zsa Zsa, began charging men, at least one of them a strip club owner, to adopt them, thus giving them a royal title.
Maybe this surrogate baby thing is a way of keeping the family business going.
Prince Frederic von Anhalt is a sick, sick man. He once handcuffed himself naked in his car then called reporters to come see. He claimed he had been robbed and that his assailants had left him that way for some reason.
Is adoption necessary?
Years ago, it was reported that a guy somewhere discovered that you could legally use the title "Senator" without having ever been an actual senator. He started using it. He would make hotel and restaurant reservations this way and got excellent service.
If, in a democracy, you can use the title Senator, you certainly ought to be able to use a title like Prince or Princess, or Grand Duchess, or Arch Duke, without legal consequence.
And another thing, many Christian ministers are self-ordained. There's no legal requirement that members of the clergy be ordained by someone else, and I would imagine that any such requirement would be unconstitutional. Yet people keep paying two dollars to on-line churches that offer ordination, no-questions-asked.