India royals in row over Gayatri Devi's will





The grandchildren of one of the last queens of India have pledged to fight attempts by her stepson to dispute the terms of her will.

Gayatri Devi, once described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, died in July 2009 at the age of 90.

But on Thursday her stepson challenged her will in court, arguing that she had been "misguided" by her grandchildren in the latter stages of her life.

She was the third wife of the Maharajah of Jaipur.

Gayatri Devi was a fashion icon who broke with tradition by winning election to parliament in 1962 and was re-elected twice.



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