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Old 05-25-2009, 12:16 PM
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VERY long interview with Lindy, the marchioness of Dufferin

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The Marchioness

A member of the fabled and complicated Guinness family by birth and marriage, Lindy, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, presides over Clandeboye, an astounding 2,000-acre estate in Northern Ireland.

By James Reginato
Photographs by Simon Watson


February 2009

On a meadow deep within Clandeboye, her magnificent 2,000-acre estate in Northern Ireland, a tempest has just lashed her mass of curly hair and splattered mud about her, but Lindy, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, doesn’t so much as ask for a brush when it’s time to take her portrait. Instead, the sprightly Lady Dufferin frets about her 130 heifers, some of which are also due to be photographed. “I’ve ordered the cows to be washed,” she explains. “Where’s Willow?” she asks a gamekeeper somewhat nervously. “Is she ready?”
Willow, it turns out, is the bovine Miss Universe—Ireland’s Supreme Champion, Cow of the Year, and the undisputed star of the Clandeboye Herd, voted No. 1 in all of the UK in 2007.

Dufferin, 67, has traditionally guarded her privacy and never fully opened her home, or herself, to the press. But cow pride—and perhaps some newfound business savvy—seems to have softened her reserve. “Tears,” she says, when asked of her reaction to the top herd honor. On the heels of this award, she has just launched Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt from the milk of these fine beasts, an artisanal product that the UK’s leading supermarkets, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, vied for the honor of carrying first. When asked which one she was likely to choose, Dufferin confessed to a reporter that she “[hadn’t] a clue,” because she’d never been to a supermarket, prompting the British press to make predictable fun of her. Still, the very p.c. New Statesman admitted that the “hideous unfairness” of the class system had nonetheless produced “some wonderful eccentrics,” namely Dufferin.

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W House Tours: The Marchioness: Art & Design: Wmagazine.com
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:51 AM
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The Charity Event of the Year - The Daily Beast
The Marquess of Northampton's daughter Lady Emily Compton and Alexander Spencer Churchill at an exclusive auction benefitting Gorbachev's foundation
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:18 AM
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David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, is engaged to Rose Hanbury

"A regular on the lists of the capital's most eligible bachelors for the past three decades, David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, is finally to settle down. He is engaged to Rose Hanbury, a beguiling socialite who is 25 years his junior"

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David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, is engaged to Rose Hanbury - Telegraph

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:45 AM
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Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair dies, aged 95

Tributes paid to woman who helped turn home into leading centre for the arts

Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair dies, aged 95 - Press & Journal=

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:44 AM
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Documentary Pig Business, by Tracy, Marchioness of Worcester. She takes on the world's biggest pig famer, the 6 bn ponds a year Smithfield Foods
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"They’ve been dubbed the champagne swampies – beautiful, aristocratic greenies who’ll happily chain themselves to trees before that motorway slices through the estate: Zac Goldsmith, David de Rothschild, Tamsin Omond.
Champion of the eco-toffs, however, has to be Tracy Worcester. Her secondary-modern first name belies the fact that she is married to the Marquess of Worcester, son of the Duke of Beaufort, who will in due course inherit the 52,000-acre Badminton estate. She splits her time between a cottage there and her Belgravia townhouse, a paean to shabby chic, where she is now passing mugs of coffee beneath signed Francis Bacon prints. Is the Maserati outside hers?"

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The Marchioness of Worcester trots out her plan to help pigs - Times Online
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:50 PM
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/5698088/Burkes-Peerage-to-include-illegitimate-offspring.html
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:18 PM
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Documentary Pig Business, by Tracy, Marchioness of Worcester. She takes on the world's biggest pig famer, the 6 bn ponds a year Smithfield Foods
Trailer | Pig Business
She sounds terrific!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:13 AM
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:40 AM
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Helmingham Hall Gardens

...............We hope that the previous eighteen generations of the family would be pleased to see that their home, built so long ago and protected by its sixty-foot-wide moat, still has its two drawbridges pulled up every night and lowered each morning...............

went to this house on a gardentour last week, the house of Lord and Lady Tollemache.

The gardens are wonderful.
We had lunch in a barn/stable and there were pictures of the staff on the wall taken in 2004, about 20 fulltime people, gamekeepers, farmers, butler, cook, secretary etc. Amazing such a big staff and they all looked very nice, someone said that they probably were the children of families who had worked for the Tollemaches for generations but that might be a romantic view. They did look like a happy dedicated group forming with the Tollemaches a world of their own with a common purpose.
I walked in the park to their church which could also be reached from the village and imagined how wonderfull it must be to live in such a historic home.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:43 AM
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Wyken Hall, home of Lord and Lady Carlisle

WYKEN VINEYARDS - Carla Carlisle

.......Born on the banks of the Yazoo River in Greenwood Mississippi, Carla Carlisle was raised in the heat of civil-rights activism and Vietnam war protests. Her life took an abrupt turn at age 38 when she married Kenneth Carlisle, a farmer and Tory Member of Parliament, and moved into Wyken Hall, an Elizabethan manor house that has been the Carlisle family home for four generations. ..

Wyken Hall, England - Town and Country Travel

.........When Sir Kenneth Carlisle gave his American wife, Carla, a diamond brooch for her fortieth birthday, in 1988, the native Mississippian thanked him and waited a tactful few days before popping this question: could she sell the brooch and use the money to plant a garden in front of Wyken Hall, their 400-year-old Elizabethan manor house? Several jewels later, the garden has truly blossomed, and the enterprising Lady Carlisle has planted a seven-acre vineyard and converted the original barn into a country shop plus the well-loved Leaping Hare Restaurant, which offers modern British cuisine with an emphasis on local produce.
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Earl of Devon sells family silver after civil partnership ban - Telegraph
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/8144495.stm

"Earl Haig dies at the age of 91."
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St Lucia expats upset with Lord Glenconner - Telegraph
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He was second in line to the historic title of the Marquess of Queensberry.
But for Lord Milo Douglas, 34, life was hardly one of stately homes, exclusive parties and aristocratic ease.
For years, while working as a teacher and later as a charity worker, he battled depression. Finally, unable to cope any longer, he leapt to his death from a council tower block.

Read more: Tormented lord jumps to his death from council block | Mail Online
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:05 AM
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Oh my gosh, that's so sad. He was so young. My condolences to his family.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:57 AM
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Can Highclere Castle be saved? Historic home is verging on ruin as Lord Carnarvon reveals £12m repair bill | Mail Online
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Isn't it silly how if you are a female you can't be a duchess in your own right yet can reign as sovereign? It is also silly how Edward has to wait for the Edinburgh dukedom to revert to the crown before he has a chance at getting it. Charles or William could always give it to someone else - there is nothing in Letters Patent that says it will go to him, is there?
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:23 PM
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It's possible for a woman to be a Duchess in her own right, but just not through inheritance (I don't think there are any dukedoms that go to heirs general). One such example is the Duchess of Inverness. There's nothing about Edward in the letters patent for the Dukedom of Edinburgh. Even if it was something that would be done, Edward wasn't born until more than 16 years after the fact.
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[QUOTE=wbenson;977343]It's possible for a woman to be a Duchess in her own right, but just not through inheritance (I don't think there are any dukedoms that go to heirs general). One such example is the Duchess of Inverness.

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:47 PM
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The title given to Prince Edward (Wessex) was out of left field so it is possible that any title given to Harry could also be something unexpected.

It is even possible, although doubtful, that Harry mightn't get any title at all.

We do know a list of unavailable titles but the monarch can create any title she/he likes.
I thought the Queen only had certain titles she could choose from. Can she really create any title she wants as long as it's a realm/area in the U.K.?
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