Princess Michael of Kent said in an interview published today that apart from Prince Philip she has a better pedigree than anyone who has married into the British Royal Family since World War II.
Dubbed "Princess Pushy" by British tabloids, the 41-year-old princess was born Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in Bohemia, then German territory and now part of Czechoslovakia.
The princess said she has a "better background than anyone else who's married into the Royal Family since the war, excepting Prince Philip," the magazine said. Philip, 65, is a great-grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark.
Harold Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke's Peerage, said the princess was genealogically correct.
In the interview, the princess didn't mention her father, Silesian nobleman Baron Gunter von Reibnitz, who was a Nazi SS trooper during World War II.