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March 31, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Princess Andrea Boncompagni." Who before marrying her Prince in 1916 was Miss Margaret Preston Draper, "richest heiress in New England." A few months after this picture was taken, the Prince went to the Vatican to have their union annulled. National Photo Co. View full size.