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Old 09-27-2020, 12:59 PM
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His father used to be quite prominent in various things, certainly here in North West England, but the current earl isn't. But the Westminsters are known as the richest family in the UK (although they actually aren't any more!), so they do attract interest.
They're also the richest members of the nobility. Indeed the only reason they shot up the ranks so quickly to become dukes was because of their colossal rentier wealth. They were not distinguished by any other achievements.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:42 AM
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Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke has written a piece about cold water immersion therapy on Tatler

"The daughter-in-law of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Julie Montagu, on the invigorating health benefits of daily cold water swimming"

https://www.tatler.com/article/visco...ersion-therapy
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:07 AM
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Lucan to the future: Tatler meets the Earl and Countess of Lucan at their London flat

George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan and Countess of Lucan spoke to Tatler at their London flat about their family life.

The article includes a photo of the Earl and Countess of Lucan with their children, Lord Bingham and Layd Daphne Bingham.

The subsidiary titles for the Earldom are Baron Lucan, Baron Bingham and Baronet 'of Castlebar'. The 8th Earl son used Lord (Baron) Bingham. Bingham is also the Earl's family surname.

https://www.tatler.com/article/earl-...n-mansion-flat
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:51 AM
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All Irish titles,I wonder have they ever set foot across the Irish sea

The 1st Earl of Lucan was Patrick Sarsfield a leading Irish Roman Catholic Jacobite during the Williamite War in Ireland.
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Old 10-03-2020, 10:35 AM
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British people using titles with Irish (Republic) designations strike me as quite ridiculous. And that's without examining the history behind how many people from England acquired them in the first place.
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:17 AM
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Why Walpole masterpiece Wolterton Hall is the ultimate Norfolk escape

"A Palladian Hall built by the Walpole family has been lovingly restored by its new owners, a pair of interior-design connoisseurs, who have turned it into a truly extraordinary place to stay". Sir Robert Walpole (Later 1st Earl of Orford) was generally regarded as Britain's first Prime Minister.

At the bottom of the Tatler article:
Wolterton Hall will have 12 bedrooms and 12 en-suite bathrooms, eight double height State Rooms including two luxury kitchens and opulent interiors. Available for exclusive use with the 500-acre park from March 2021. Prices from £10,000 per night, including concierge and housekeeping with a minimum of a two night stay.
The East Wing (sleeps 14), The Garden House (sleeps 6), The Treasury (sleeps 2) and other cottages are available on the estate for high-end holiday rental. For more information visit woltertonpark.co.uk
https://www.tatler.com/article/wolte...oliday-rentals

Official website for Wolterton Park https://www.woltertonpark.co.uk

From the website, Wolterton Hall mainly host functions and provide accomodation. They do offer private tours, but I image it's going to be very expensive!
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Old 10-09-2020, 05:56 PM
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A very fine house. The brother of the man who built Wolterton commissioned the even most magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the great houses of England.
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A very fine house. The brother of the man who built Wolterton commissioned the even most magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the great houses of England.

Yes it is do we know who bought it from the current 10th Baron Walpole?
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Peter Sheppard and Keith Day bought it from Walpole in 2026 according to the article.

Beautiful lake & grounds.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:14 AM
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I know this post may belong in Irish Royal/Nobility/Aristocracy or celebrity threads.

Catherine FitzGerald (daughter of Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin) has made headlines, because her husband, Dominic West was getting intimate (kissing and holding hands) with actress Lily James at Rome.

https://www.newsweek.com/lily-james-...ctures-1538367

Tatler then releases two articles on Catherine FitzGerald and Dominic West.

Who is Dominic West's aristocratic wife, Catherine FitzGerald? | Tatler

When Tatler met Dominic West and Catherine FitzGerald at home at Glin Castle | Tatler (The original article was from 2015)

The Town & Country also have an article on Glin Castle (published on 30th January 2019): https://www.townandcountrymag.com/uk...e-glin-castle/

Catherine FitzGerald herself is a landscape designer and gardener in Ireland and the UK. Her gardening works and landscape projects included Glin Castle (her family home), Hillsborough Castle, Lansdowne Crescent, Clarendon Park, Holland Park Avenue, Glenarm Castle and St Olav's Church.
https://www.catherinefitzgerald.co.uk/

An Ard Ri has posted some videos and website on Glin Castle on the Historic Royal Palaces and Stately Homes with Royal Connections threads (Post #255, #257 and #259)

Thank you An Ard Ri for the posts and links.

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Glin Castle in County Limerick was the seat of the Fitzgerald Knights of Glin. The Castle saw action during the Earl of Desmond Rebellions in the 16th Century,the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland and the Jacobite Wars.The Catholic Fitzgeralds backed James II in 1689 and only preserved their lands and titles by converting to the Church of Ireland in the years that followed.The last Knight of Glin died in September 2011 and had no sons and could not pass on the title ,his daughter Catherine Fitzgerald who is married to actor Dominic West runs the castle and estate.

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Here are a few more photos of the last knights daughter Catherine Fitzgerald and her husband Dominic West at the Castle.

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...f-a-fairy-tale


Catherine was previously married to Edward Lambton, Viscount Lambton (Future Earl of Durham).
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Another tour of the Castle and interview with the last Knight of Glin ,Desmond Fitzgerald and Senator David Norris.

Since Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin has no sons and the title cannot be passed to a daughter, the Knight of Glin title became dormant.
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:22 PM
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Edward “Ned” Lambton, The Earl of Durham is currently married to Marina Hanbury (now Lambton), the sister of The Marchioness of Cholmondeley (Rose). Ned’s first wife was Christabel McEwen, daughter of Romana (née von Hofmannsthal) and Rory McEwen (a son of a Scottish baronet). Romana was the daughter of Raimund von Hofmannsthal and his first wife, Ava Alice Muriel Astor, one of the “dollar princesses” and a scion of the Astors. Ava Alice’s father was John Jacob “Jack” Astor IV, the richest man aboard the Titanic (and unfortunately died in the sinking). Raimund’s father was the famed Austrian novelist and librettist to Strauss, Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Christabel is currently married to musician Jools Holland. She is also a (half) first cousin of Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, the son-in-law of the late 1st Earl of Snowdon (and therefore a brother-in-law of the current Earl and his sister Lady Sarah Chatto, the Queen’s nephew and niece) as Rodolphe is married to Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones. Rodolphe’s grandmother is Raimund’s second wife, Lady Elizabeth Paget.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:15 PM
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Both Marina and Rose Hanbury reportedly worked for MPs. According to Wikipedia Marina worked as a parliamentary assistant to Labour MP Kate Hoey, until 2010.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward...Earl_of_Durham

Rose Hanbury "worked as a political researcher for Conservative MP Michael Gove, but left after having her first two children".
https://www.tatler.com/article/who-i...f-cholmondeley

Rose Cholmondeley, Marchioness of Cholmondeley at one point was walking next to Sarah Vine (Daily Mail Columnist and Michael Gove's wife) at the State Banquet for President Donald Trump's state visit. Michael Gove at that time was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
https://www.alamy.com/rose-hanbury-l...248321604.html

Both Rose and Marina Hanbury made headline in 2005, when they were in holiday with Tony Blair (then Prime Minister).

Their maternal grandmother Lady Elizabeth Lambert, (their mother's mother) was one of eight bridesmaids at the Queen’s 1947 wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh.

It's not surprising that both Rose and Marina worked for politician, given that Rose's husband, David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley is the Lord Great Chamberlain. The Lord Great Chamberlain is the sixth of the Great Officers of State (not the Great Offices of State). This position is ceremonial and has been held by his father, grandfather and ancestors.
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The Peerage blog posted that Harold "Hal" Messel, son of the 1st Earl's cousin Thomas Messel, just got married to Jasmin Barrowclough, last August in Portugal.

https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html

I do follow Hal on Instagram (he's a sweetie!) and he works as a sculptor. Like the rest of the Snowdons, they inherit strongly from their artistic Messel genes - especially that Oliver Messel is an ancestor, and Oliver's grandfather was Edward Linley Sambourne, the Victorian artist and cartoonist of Punch Magazine.

Hal's website - https://www.halmessel.com

Hal's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/halmessel/?hl=en

I'll continue posting on the extended Snowdon family here in this thread so as not to cloud much in the British Nobility Thread (and that's a lot!). Of course we still have the separate threads on David & Serena and Sarah & Daniel. Though I wonder, when David and Serena's divorce becomes final, where do we put Serena updates?
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Daisy Bell, daughter of Timothy Bell, Baron Bell (Campaign worker/adviser to Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher) married Andrew Gray (an Australian banker) last weekend in Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Daisy Bell - daughter of Margaret Thatcher's PR man Lord Bell - marries Australian banker in Chelsea
Daisy was on holiday with Cressida Bonas in Australia when she first spied Andrew in a bar on Bondi Beach, Sydney
https://www.tatler.com/article/tim-b...-old-town-hall

From Daisy's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGcVWY_A...ource=ig_embed

Richard Eden (Daily Mail) has a more close-up shot of the married couple: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGb6qR3n...ource=ig_embed

Congratulation to the newly wed couple!!!
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Lord Rosse the half brother of the late 1st Earl of Snowdon turned 84 day!
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The Book of Lismore a 15th Century Irish Manuscript was donated back to the Irish people by the Duke of Devonshire on behalf of the Chatsworth Settlement and will be housed at University College Cork.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1027/11...ok-of-lismore/

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The Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (wife of 5th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava) has passed away on 26th October. She was an artist, conservationist and businesswoman. "She was still painting earlier this year, and during lockdown produced some wonderful landscapes, with plans for an exhibition. The cause of her death is not known."

https://www.tatler.com/article/march...a-dies-aged-79
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituari...telaine-great/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/r...uary-m0dlfrlz2
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