Rich, glamorous, and forever hopping from one historic family estate to another, the socialites of Europe are a whole different breed. And while it's easy to envy them, the world remains fascinated. We’ve rounded up the most well-heeled social beauties across the Atlantic, some of whom were born into wealth and status while others climbed the ladder and paid their dues by marrying wisely. Nevertheless, they're all rubbing elbows at the same lavish parties you can only ever dream of getting invited to.

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