"I don't want to tell her. If they had talked over the last year or so, then maybe I would have told her - but because they didn't talk for so long, there is no reason to tell my wife," Prince Frédéric von Anhalt told The National ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview.
Following her sudden death, her body was stored in a morgue for weeks. Von Anhalt said he tried to claim her corpse, but was refused because he wasn't a blood relative.
Hilton's older half-brother Barron and his son Steven eventually signed the paperwork for her body, and a funeral was held, though von Anhalt was not invited.
He admitted the situation has been horrific, saying, "This is a total Hollywood tragedy. It never really works when you marry somebody who was married seven times before and there's a daughter."
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