Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt is the widower of the late Gábor Zsazsa, Hungarian socialite, actress and businesswoman. He arrived in Hungary a few days ago. While walking along the Danube one night, the elderly man was attacked and robbed.
Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt was beaten and his watch was stolen from him in downtown Budapest. The man, who had been in the Hungarian capital for a few days, was attacked on the banks of the Danube by a gang of five men who took all his valuables.
Although the 79-year-old man appeared to be a pensioner walking on the promenade at night, wearing a pair of casual trousers, a T-shirt and a sweater, the robbers could have seen his luxury watch peeking out from under his sleeve. The Patek Phillipe watch, worth more than HUF 11,000,000 (EUR 28,000), is not a big loss for Von Anhalt because of its price, Blikk reports.
“Even though this watch is worth USD 30,000, I do not wear it for its monetary value. I loved that watch because it was a gift from Zsa Zsa,” sighs Frédéric, who at first did not understand what was happening to him.
“I love walking along the Danube because it brings back so many memories, it was my wife’s favourite place in Budapest. I was almost at the Elisabeth Bridge when I was surrounded by five people,” recalled the prince, who may have avoided the tragedy because he did not resist, Mandiner writes.
“They did not talk, they attacked right away. They hit me and twisted my arm, but I did not resist. If I had, it might have been even more serious,” the man told Blikk. After the attack, he dragged himself back to the hotel and went to bed, but in the morning, when the adrenaline had left his body, he felt that the problem was much more serious than he thought.
“I woke up in terrible pain, my hands and sides were very sore, and my pillow was covered in blood from my head wound. I asked the hotel receptionist to call an ambulance, who took me to the emergency room of the Honvéd hospital,” said the German businessman, who eventually had to have his head wound stitched up.
Source: Blikk, Mandiner