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Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt and Zsa Zsa Gabor want a baby

The Local · 15 Apr 2011, 11:32

Published: 15 Apr 2011 11:32 GMT+02:00

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The 67-year-old and his ailing 94-year-old wife Gabor have commissioned a Beverly Hills fertility clinic with finding an egg donor and a surrogate to carry von Anhalt’s child.

“Following my wife’s difficult operation of five months ago we remembered that we’d always wanted to have a child,” he said. “And then we thought, ‘Maybe it’s still not too late’.”

Von Anhalt has already undergone initial medical exams at the clinic, reportedly the same facility that helped late pop star Michael Jackson have children.

A psychiatrist must still review whether von Anhalt will make a suitable father, he said.

The perfect egg donor and surrogate will be pretty, intelligent, and either Hungarian like his wife, or German like himself, he said.

“If my wife dies at some point then I will have nothing to live for,” von Anhalt said. “I would then like to care for our child.”

Gabor already has a 64-year-old daughter from her second marriage to hotel magnate Conrad Hilton.

Von Anhalt, the son of a German police officer who acquired his title through adoption by Princess Marie-Auguste von Anhalt in 1980, has only had a near miss with

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fatherhood. In 2007 he claimed to be the father of Playboy model Anne Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannilyn.

A DNA test later proved the father to be Smith’s former boyfriend Larry Birkhead.

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Your comments about this article

14:33 April 15, 2011 by trash head
I pity the kid already. This kind of education can only fail :(
14:35 April 15, 2011 by DOZ
14:50 April 15, 2011 by venkyfra
Egg donor & Surrogate mother... So its no way her baby...

They might as well adopt one!!

Dont they know what to wish.. Its a sheer misuse of technology!!
15:00 April 15, 2011 by Wobinidan
Aren't there any laws against this? This is terrible.
15:00 April 15, 2011 by jbaker
Life is Soooo-- Difficult for the people who like to stroke their Ego all the time. Death must be Terrifying. Zsa Zsa's own daughter changed her last name just to get clear of her mother. A Sad Ending for an Average Actor.
15:39 April 15, 2011 by abigail2011
Ugggh! I am mostly an anti-government and "let people do what they want" sort of person, but this tests even my limits! Ick! But if they wanna, let them. But still, ick!

We have recently had our first child and I can only feel sorry for this one.


I'll gladly adopt it in a few months when they both die.
15:40 April 15, 2011 by Landmine
What are they talking about wanting a baby? They are going to be in diapers themselves sooner than they think....
15:59 April 15, 2011 by abigail2011

18:23 April 15, 2011 by Altdude
Surely such is why a psychiatric exam is required.
21:06 April 15, 2011 by ronasch
OMG they both are probably in diapers already and in their second childhoods. This is utterly disgusting
00:03 April 16, 2011 by OldNSlow
There is a reason he is known around here in the US as prince von AHole. Crazy as a loon.
05:22 April 16, 2011 by bernie1927
What a sad story. This couple of certifiable fruitcakes wants to "manufacture" a baby. That poor kid.

Here are the potential parents. An "actress" who couldn't act and stands at death's door, and a "Prince" who never was a prince but was born as "Robert Lichtenberg" and purchased the title.

There ought to be a law!!!
07:33 April 16, 2011 by wood artist
Although I'd be seriously worried about the child, the person who would really need help is any doctor who goes along with this. Although, given Octomom, there are some strange folks out there in the world of medicine.

14:09 April 16, 2011 by Lisa Rusbridge
Is it April 1st??

*goes to check calendar*
15:48 April 16, 2011 by Kennneth Ingle
This is a rather disgusting idea, but with the demise of Christian morals occurring around the world, perhaps not surprising these days.

Children are being treated like trading commodities. Their production is controlled, their quality examined and those not being up to standard removed from the production line before birth.

We criticised Hitler (although Churchill had the same plans during his time as home-secretary), for interfering with the possibility of parents to conceive offspring. Present day practice allows not only supportive and negative seminal intervention, but also the destruction of unborn children.

In this case, obviously nobody seems to care about the necessities of the child itself. Where will the parents be when this baby is a child old enough to need the support of its mum and dad?
08:17 April 19, 2011 by Zobirdie
Eww. Just.... Ew.
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