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Old 12-29-2019, 01:58 PM
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It is quite surprising that Lady Melissa had a shotgun wedding. One can wonder how long this marriage will last.
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:11 PM
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Although we live in the age of "baby mamas" and "baby daddies" being quite acceptable, some couples choose to marry upon getting pregnant. It doesn't make the chances of a successful marriage any worse or any better. Marriage takes work no matter how its entered into.

It does, however, raise the question "did he/she marry me because of the pregnancy or because he/she loved me" kind of thoughts
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Old 12-29-2019, 05:44 PM
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I hope that the couple are happy together and that their marriage will last despite the fact they married quickly after Lady Melissa's pregnancy was announced.
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:09 PM
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They had been dating for a couple of years at least. Although she and her ex husband were together on and off for much of their 20s. In that interview where she announced her pregnancy she did say she took the divorce as a way to evaluate what she really wanted out of life, so I hope it works out for her. He already has three teenage and down kids from a previous marriage.

She's probably not the first in the Percy family to have conception and marriage occur that way around. "premature first babies are always big and healthy for being born at 6-7 months" and all that.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:42 AM
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Viscountess Weymouth attended the Fiorucci Launch X Ned's Club event at The Ned in London on january 5:



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Old 01-20-2020, 05:32 AM
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Viscountess Weymouth attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on 20 January in Paris


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Viscountess Weymouth attends the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film Party at Annabel's on 2 February in London


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Old 02-03-2020, 11:38 AM
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She looks stunning!!
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:29 PM
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Viscountess Weymouth attends at the Roland Mouret's London Fashion Week show

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And at the Tommy Hilfiger show

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Old 02-17-2020, 11:23 AM
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Viscountess Weymouth attended the Christopher Kane show in London today, February 17:



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Old 02-17-2020, 11:52 AM
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Viscountess Weymouth at the Burberry show, in London Fashion Week on 17 February

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A daughter for Lady Melissa Trafelet [nee Percy], daughter of the Duke of Northumberland



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Old 02-24-2020, 11:41 AM
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Congratulations to the parents!
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:08 AM
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National Security Advisor and Commander of the Royal Guard of Bahrein, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, visited Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre of the British Armed Forces accompanied by Duke of Westminster, and Duke of Hugh, Grosvenor.


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Earl of Shrewsbury calls for new law to let daughters inherit noble titles

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Lord Shrewsbury, recorded by Debrett's as the Premier Earl of England and Ireland, will say:

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“We are now in 2020, and the whole world has changed even though my loathing of political correctness hasn’t, as my friends will confirm.

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He will add: "We all benefit from their capabilities, their knowledge and their great sense. It is widely thought that businesses with women on boards are more productive and successful than those without such a presence."

He has support from Lord Waverley, who describes male primogeniture as “morally unsustainable”.

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Penny Mourdaunt, a Cabinet Office minister, is also supportive of changing the law.
A wonderful and surprising turnaround. Whereas a small minority of male hereditary peers have spoken up for women's rights of inheritance, most of their number consists of peers who have a daughter or daughters but lack a direct male heir, inviting doubt about whether they support gender equality or merely do not wish their peerages (and any unofficially linked estates and fortunes) to pass to a different branch of the family. But Lord Shrewsbury has a son and grandson who are in line to succeed him.
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:38 AM
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We'll know how abhorrent they feel about sex discrimination when we see the majority of peers campaigning for their eldest child to succeed to the title, regardless of sex. I can't envisage many peers insisting that their eldest son shouldn't inherit the title if he has an older sister.
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:18 AM
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We'll know how abhorrent they feel about sex discrimination when we see the majority of peers campaigning for their eldest child to succeed to the title, regardless of sex. I can't envisage many peers insisting that their eldest son shouldn't inherit the title if he has an older sister.
Agreed. Lord Shrewsbury's stand is all the more credible because he is clearly in the minority among male hereditary peers and because his oldest son and heir apparent has an older sister (although as his children are in their forties it is highly unlikely that his son would be displaced even if the law were to be reformed).
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Viscountess Weymouth at the TRIC Awards, Grosvenor House in London on 10 March

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News, Updates on the Extended Family of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Hello! I’ve been lurking on the forums for months, but it’s just now that I signed up fully in the forum!

I am a huge history fan though I have to blame my following for the Netflix series The Crown and it’s where I became an admirer of one of the show’s main characters, Tony Armstrong-Jones, more known as Lord Snowdon or the 1st Earl of Snowdon (and since he already passed away and his son is the current Earl, so we have to distinguish who’s who).

Even if it was many years that had passed since he and Princess Margaret divorced, but his life within and outside the Firm has always been fascinating to learn, and especially his charity work.

I noticed that there isn’t an active forum about him, aside from David and Serena & Sarah and Daniel. (There was one thread about Frances and Rodolphe but it’s only about their wedding). So I thought I could start with discussing about his extended family and other news and updates.

Discussions open here:
  • Lady Frances and Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal and family (daughter and son-in-law)
  • Lucy, Countess of Snowdon (she and Lord Snowdon have separated but did not fully divorce) (by the way, she turned 79 yesterday, March 11!)
  • Peregrine and Caroline Armstrong-Jones and family (Lord Snowdon’s much younger half-brother who organizes royal family parties with Bentley’s Entertainment)
  • Tony’s Irish relatives - Veseys and Parsons (Viscount de Vesci and Earl of Rosse, respectively)
  • Snowdon Trust - charity established by Lord Snowdon in 1981, and has helped many disabled students achieve scholarships
  • Photographs and other works by Snowdon

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Noble covid-19 victim...


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Old 04-02-2020, 02:17 PM
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Agreed. Lord Shrewsbury's stand is all the more credible because he is clearly in the minority among male hereditary peers and because his oldest son and heir apparent has an older sister (although as his children are in their forties it is highly unlikely that his son would be displaced even if the law were to be reformed).
If peerages can pass down the female line then few if any would ever become extinct (some ancient English & older Scottish titles always have of course). But isn't extinction a natural part of the peerage system? It is at the least part of their historical curiousity. And why the eldest? Isn't age discrimation as indefensible in reality as that based on sex?
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If peerages can pass down the female line then few if any would ever become extinct (some ancient English & older Scottish titles always have of course). But isn't extinction a natural part of the peerage system? It is at the least part of their historical curiousity. And why the eldest?
The extinction of peerages depends not only on nature but on the application of manmade laws. Women who marry peers "naturally" give birth to both daughters and sons, as do all other women, but are frequently demanded to bear sons to protect the peerage from extinction or even passage to a different branch of the family.

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Isn't age discrimation as indefensible in reality as that based on sex?
The standard remainder to "heirs male of the body" does not discriminate on age. At times the first in line to a peerage is younger than the second in line (a son and a brother of the present peer), and at times the first in line is older than the second in line (a brother and a nephew of the present peer).
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