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Old 09-01-2014, 07:51 AM
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Interesting article. One thing it says is that it is unlikely to be any more non-royal dukedoms made. Yet, as someone in the =comments rightly said, soon there will be two more non royal dukes. When the current Dukes of Gloucester and Kent pass away, their sons, who are not Princes will be the holders of two Dukedoms that are no longer part of the royal family. It would seem that this will be the way that new hereditary titles will be created. This could also hold true for the Earldom of Wessex if James has a son, and whatever title Harry receives and he has a grandson.
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Duke of Northumberland says Scottish independence would "cause difficulties" - The Journal
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The Duke of Northumberland has spoken out against Scottish independence, saying it would “create difficulties”.

Ralph Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland and owner of Northumberland Estates, says he crosses the border between England and Scotland every day.

The Duke, who is based at his ancestral home at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, is supportive of the union, adding “if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it”.

“I personally cross the border every day from one part of the estate to the other,” he said.

“I see no difference to those living on one side of the border to the other.
“A new boundary would create difficulties.

“I think it [the union] has worked very well for a long time and if it isn’t broke then don’t fix it.”

The Duke made the comments at a debate about the Scottish independence referendum in Berwick upon Tweed, in Northumberland, organised by the BBC.
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BBC News - Last Mitford sister, Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 94
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:46 AM
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Prince Charles will be devastated, he was close to her.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:31 AM
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Andrew Parker Bowles and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire
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RIP to the longest lived and [certainly] the nicest Mitford sister.. the delightful 'Debo' !
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Here is the official announcement from the Duke of Devonshire:
Deborah Devonshire
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:43 PM
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How very sad,may she rest in peace.

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Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire has died aged 94 | Daily Mail Online
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:27 PM
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That's such sad news even if she had an extraordinarily long and interesting life.
I've been a fan of the Mitford sisters for years.



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This is very sad news, but what an extraordinary life she had. Last year there was a documentary broadcast over several weeks about Chatsworth House and The Dowager Duchess was filmed in a couple of the episodes.
Her legacy at least for me will be how incredibly successful Chatsworth House is, without any involvement thank goodness of English Heritage or the National Trust.
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How sad. I so enjoyed her books on gardening and Chatsworth...and chickens!
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Very sad, she was a wonderful lady.







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Old 09-24-2014, 06:19 PM
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Sad news indeed, though her mind wasn't what it used to be for a while. I read her 'Wait for me'book only a few months ago, she had an interesting life indeed and was wonderfully witty. And always protective of her sisters, esp. of Diana Mosley who needed the most protecting perhaps.

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:28 PM
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I have just heard the news. Very very sad. She was on of my favourite Mitford sisters. A wonderful lady and a fascinating life.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:57 PM
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It is indeed sad news but she's gone on to a better place now.
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I'm really saddened to hear of her passing. Like many people I have long been fascinated by the Mitford sisters, their lives and times. It really is the end of an era. Rest in peace, Debo. !
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The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire in pictures - Deborah Cavendish - Mitford sister - Tatler
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BBC News - Dowager Duchess of Devonshire on life at Chatsworth House

BBC News - Dowager Duchess of Devonshire drove Chatsworth House success
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