Prince Egon and Diane von Furstenberg

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Prince Egon von Furstenberg of Austria
Austria's Prince Egon von Furstenberg described his life on The Oprah Show in 1996 as a fairy-tale existence. He showed off the Roman villa—one of 10 estates—that housed his wide-ranging art collection and talked about his royal upbringing. Appearing on the show with his fashion icon ex-wife Diane von Furstenberg, Prince Egon recalled why he decided to leave the castle and pursue work. "From age 18, I saw life had to be something else. I decided that starting work was something I wanted to do, not just living," he said. "I wanted to be free to do exactly what I want."