Family contests 101-year-old’s wedding to former maid

The children of a 101-year-old man have legally challenged his marriage to his ex-maid, who is just over half his age.

Francisco Marcolino married his maid of decades, Rita Monteiro, 52, in northern Portugal on 4 May.

But three children from his previous marriage claim she is eyeing his €2m (£1.7m; $2.2m) estate and that he is not of sound mind.

“If he had wanted to marry, he would have done it when he was capable,” his son told Portuguese media.

The children are trying to annul the marriage on grounds of incapacity – though a fourth is refusing to join the action and has not commented.



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