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Old 08-23-2016, 10:40 PM
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Do the grandchildren of Baron Robert and Baroness Jane Fellowes bear the style of "The Honourable"?
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:32 AM
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Do the grandchildren of Baron Robert and Baroness Jane Fellowes bear the style of "The Honourable"?
No, only their children do. Their eldest son will also never inherit his father's title because it is a life peerage.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:36 AM
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No. Not even when his son has children. Robert is only a baron, and a life peer. Like the younger sons of earls (higher titles all sons are lords), all children of viscounts and barons simply are honorable. It doesn't extend to grandchildren. If he was a hereditary peer, Alexander's kids would be 'the honorable' only when Robert died and Alex inherited.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:36 AM
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At The Duke of Bedford's estate, in aid of Prince William's charity, Tusk.

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Woburn Safari Park is holding a new fundraising fortnight for charity Tusk with activities that include a rare twilight walk into the Duke of Bedford’s private estate with engendered Asian elephants.
More: VIDEO: Endangered Asian elephants roam Duke’s private estate - Dunstable Today
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:08 PM
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Transgender Inheritance: How Does Gender Transition Affect Titles? - Tatler

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Then came the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004, which allows them to be fully recognised in their new gender by the law, provided they meet certain criteria. But the lawyers who thrashed out the act must have debated the issue of trans toffs, because they made one exception. Section 16 states: 'The fact that a person's gender has become the acquired gender under this Act (a) does not affect the descent of any peerage or dignity or title of honour, and (b) does not affect the devolution of any property.'

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An obituary reported that 'Dr Forbes-Sempill went about her change of gender in the quietest possible manner. She applied to the Sheriff of Aberdeen, and acquired a warrant for birth re-registration. Then, on 12 September 1952, there appeared a notice in the advertisement columns of Aberdeen's The Press and Journal, which stated that henceforth Dr Forbes-Sempill wished to be known as Dr Ewan Forbes-Sempill.' Three weeks later, he married his housekeeper, Isabella 'Pat' Mitchell.

[…] it was assumed that Ewan would inherit the family baronetcy, Forbes of Craigievar. But a cousin, John Forbes-Sempill, challenged Ewan's succession on the grounds that that title could only pass to a male heir. The case was taken to the Scottish Court of Session, which ruled in favour of Ewan. The cousin fought on until, in 1968, James Callaghan, the then home secretary, upheld the Scottish court's decision: he ordered that the name of Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar be entered in the Roll of Baronets.

In theory, this should have set a precedent, but details of the case were kept secret for years, meaning it could have no bearing on subsequent legal rulings. Indeed, official records have only just been released to the National Archives of Scotland, ending a 50-year mystery over the case of Dr Forbes-Sempill.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:40 AM
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...dience-kremlin

Eton pupils enjoy private audience with Vladimir Putin at Kremlin - beating Theresa May to it

3rd Viscount Thurso's younger son was one of the Eton boys, who visited Kremlin.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:58 PM
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The oldest viscountcy is Hereford. Viscounts do not use "of" in their titles. However, there is an exception: the Viscount of Arbutnot.
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There are 92 hereditary peers still in the House of Lords but they won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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A bill to scrap hereditary peer by-elections has faltered amid claims of an attempt to talk it out.

Tory peer Lord Trefgarne was accused of being involved in a "clear filibuster" to prevent the House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill from progressing.

He also tabled more than 40 of up to 60 amendments with fellow hereditary the Earl of Caithness for debate.

He was warned by other peers that standing in the way of reform risked making the chamber a "laughing stock".
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:45 AM
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The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and to the delight of satirists encouraged him to talk to his plants. “Don’t all gardeners do that?’’ she enquired innocently. “If you love and care for your plants, it makes such a difference.”
The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, born July 15 1922, died December 12 2016
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:35 PM
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The aunt of TV quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne has bequeathed an "extraordinary" collection of books to a Cambridge University college.

Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, left more than 7,000 books - including first editions by Wordsworth, Shelley and Byron, to Trinity College's library.

The duchess, who died in 2014 aged 99, kept some of the rarest, undiscovered works in an old blue suitcase.

Mr Gascoigne said it was "a delight" to see the books in their new home.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:21 AM
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Oh, that's wild. Historic treasures in an old suitcase, but it reads as if the suitcase kept these priceless works in good condition. The British Noble families have just as interesting lives, sometimes more interesting, than the Royal Family.
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Viscountess Weymouth has become the first member of the British aristocracy to have a baby born by surrogacy after doctors warned her she could die in pregnancy.

Lady Weymouth, formerly known as Emma McQuiston, and her husband Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, heir to the Longleat estate, welcomed baby Henry Thynn into the world on December 30 at a private US clinic.
Read more: Longleat heir has son born by surrogacy after medics warned pregnancy could kill Lady Weymouth
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson dies aged 45 after brain tumour | Daily Mail Online

Very tragic and sad... :-(
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Her death is currently discussed in this thread:
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Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg are getting married

Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg - Engagements Announcements - Telegraph Announcements
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Amazing! Ancient Roman Sarcophagus discovered on the grounds of Blenheim Castle!!!

Ancient Roman sarcophagus discovered at Blenheim Palace | Daily Mail Online

Sorry ladies, the billionaire Duke of Westminster is no longer the UK's most eligible bachelor - he's got a girlfriend - Mirror Online

"Sorry Ladies, the billionaire Duke Of Westminster is no longer the UK's most eligible batchelor - he's got a girlfriend"

"The friends trip to Paris that led to 9bn romance"

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TBH it speaks volumes that no-one charged with the care of the MANY antiquities at Blenheim has not recognised it before. Even those with a cursory knowledge of the History of Art would recognise it as Roman.. it simply could not be anything else !
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:23 AM
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TBH it speaks volumes that no-one charged with the care of the MANY antiquities at Blenheim has not recognised it before. Even those with a cursory knowledge of the History of Art would recognise it as Roman.. it simply could not be anything else !
Many centuries artist used to make roman style copies. Now it's hard to identify original pieces without an expertize.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:05 AM
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The Earl of Onslow has slammed the National Trust's plan to rebuild his ancestral home, which burnt down in a fire two years ago.

The National Trust has said it will rebuild Clandon Park house, the 18th-century Palladian-style mansion in Surrey, with plans to create cafés and a giftshop on the site.

Rupert Onslow, the 8th Earl of Onslow, said the trust should be honouring its remit to 'preserve and protect' and questioned whether the organisation should be spending £30 million to rebuild the house from scratch.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:31 AM
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Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg are getting married

Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg - Engagements Announcements - Telegraph Announcements
That will be quite the wedding to watch who attends - hopefully we get pictures
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