Posted on 05/06/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s aristocratic family didn’t care for his decision to marry a Salvadoran artist.

And she was well aware of their disapproval — so when Consuelo Suncin died, she left her share of The Little Prince author’s royalty rights and their love letters to her gardener-chauffeur.

That, reports Agence France-Presse, eventually led to a nearly two-decade-long legal battle between Suncin’s heirs and the Saint-Exupéry family that has finally been resolved peacefully.

Today, a collection of those love letters was jointly published by the two sides — and more could eventually be coming.

Learn more about Saint-Exupéry and Suncin’s love story — and their heirs’ rivalry — in the Agence France-Presse article.

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