At age 16, American heiress Clara Ward was married off to Belgian prince Joseph de Caraman-Chimay for a sizable dowry. It was a classic example of "cash for class," but the prince couldn't keep Ward tied down for long.
Host Elizabeth McGovern continues her exploration of the Million Dollar American Princesses who inspired the series "Downton Abbey" with the stories of three women who looked for love, but found disaster instead. Witness the tragic tales of Barbara Hutton, Clara Ward, and Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, women of beauty, wealth, and power, who married into European nobility but ended up shunned by society, family, and the happy endings they hoped to achieve.
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