We all know that not even British nobility is immune to divorce. We've heard all about Charles and Diana and Camilla, ad nauseam.
But it's still kind of funny when you hear about some segment of the aristocracy enduring soap-opera style drama. So in that vein, check out this story about David Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan.
Yes, first of all, there really is someone called the Earl of Cardigan. I hear he has nice sweaters.
Anyway, Lord Cardigan and his wife are beginning divorce proceedings in London, except that His Lordship won't be there. He's going to be offering his testimony by video link from his current home in the British Virgin Islands.
And it gets better. The earl apparently had a poor relationship with his 22-year-old daughter — so bad that it drove her to a clinic in the U.S. to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
At some point, His Lordship entered a U.S. clinic as well, seeking treatment for depression. And while he was there, he started a relationship with a woman recovering from prescription drug addiction.
You got all that?
So now the accusations are flying and the divorce trial is bound to be interesting. We probably all have better things to do than worry about what happens to these incredibly rich people. But it's still nice to know that on a very basic level, their lives aren't that much different than ours.
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