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Title: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 16, 2015, 12:59:34 am
Safe from Abuse: Beulah London's Fashion for Freedom
http://stories.cbn.com/safe-abuse-beulah-londons-fashion-freedom


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 24, 2015, 04:01:34 pm

The Baywatch babe who is the new Countess of Devon

Our creaky ennobled class welcomed a glamorous addition to its ranks last week.

Shapely actress Allison Joy Langer, 41, who enjoys the distinction of being a former Baywatch babe and starred in several episodes of the hit Nineties TV show, has become the new Countess of Devon and chatelaine of the 600-year-old Powderham Castle, near Exeter.

It follows the sad passing of the Earl of Devon, who has died aged 73. The late Earl’s son and heir, Charles, 40, now inherits the title and the family’s magnificent 4,000-acre estate.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3208341/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Baywatch-babe-new-Countess-Devon.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HennyPenny on August 25, 2015, 01:16:21 am
I LIVED for "my so called life".... till this day i will stop and watch episodes .... :worship: :worship:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on September 23, 2015, 08:53:13 pm
Rift at Longleat over 'racism' towards Britain's first black marchioness
The heir to Longleat claims says his mother was banned from his wedding to Emma McQuiston, who will become Britain's first black marchioness, after hurtful comments about the family's "400 years of bloodline"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11847323/Rift-at-Longleat-over-racism-towards-Britains-first-black-marchioness.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HennyPenny on September 24, 2015, 01:51:58 am
^^^^ There are two sides to every story but from what I have read over the years about the aristocracy and their bloodlines, this is totally believable. If people would truly look over their family tree  and not what is written in some book ( Burke's peerage) that can be manipulated and changed to give whatever impression, they may be surprised by where the branches lead. I was watching the news and there was a town somewhere in the US that only wanted white people to live and the person running the town of course was the biggest racist. They did a DNA on him and found out he is 14% black and when he found out he said "S0" and was going to continue on but if that was made public it would of been slipped under the rug.... It was not until recently could on tell the paternity of a child so how much low blood has been slipped into the great houses of the world....


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 25, 2015, 02:23:43 am
'We don’t want our children to grow up rich': History presenter Dan Snow and his heiress wife Lady Edwina Grosvenor 'might give their children’s inheritance to charity'

History presenter Dan Snow and his heiress wife Lady Edwina Grosvenor have said they do not want their huge inheritance to be a burden to their children and might give it away to charity.

The broadcaster, 35, married philanthropist and second-born child of the Duke of Westminster four years ago and have a three-year-old daughter, with a baby boy on the way.

The couple both came from wealthy backgrounds – the young historian is the son of BBC presenter Peter Snow while Lady Edwina’s father is Britain’s richest landowner – and say their children won't need all of their fortune.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732614/We-don-t-want-children-grow-rich-History-presenter-Dan-Snow-heiress-wife-Lady-Edwina-Grosvenor-childrens-inheritance-charity.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 22, 2015, 09:16:59 pm
Don't know where the news clipping came from


Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee
http://i.imgur.com/S0wwe85.jpg


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on November 22, 2015, 09:19:53 pm
^looks like the Daily Mail.

First I thought they were talking about the older sister but it's about Melissa. Neither has had much luck on their marriages.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on November 22, 2015, 11:00:05 pm
There's nothing on Google about it.  ???


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on November 22, 2015, 11:08:54 pm
Possibly it's an exclusive of the saturday paper. And really these two are not famous.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mandosiel on November 23, 2015, 02:16:03 am
Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee
http://i.imgur.com/S0wwe85.jpg

Wow :- didn't see that one coming!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 12, 2015, 04:26:07 pm
British terror suspect accused of plotting 'Mumbai-style' attack in the UK partied with close friends of Princes William and Harry as he led a 'billionaire's lifestyle' documents reveal

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3357092/British-terror-suspect-accused-plotting-Mumbai-style-attack-UK-partied-close-friends-Princes-William-Harry-led-billionaire-s-lifestyle-documents-reveal.html#ixzz3u7lfgzDE
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All it takes is money in that set and you are accepted in.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 12, 2016, 08:19:18 pm
Engagement Announcement between Arthur Landon and Alessandra Balazs

 London, UK, January 13, 2016 There will be other big transatlantic wedding after Nicky Hilton and  James Rotschild have tied the knot. Andre Balazs's daughter Alessandra is set ro marry a heir of arm trade company Arthur Landon. They both share passion for film industry and are a part of the same transatlantic circle. Their romance is new, the relationship has been born just in August last year and their courting reminds action movie Speed and Sweet November.

Film maker Arthur Landon asked for Alessandra's hand in romantic gesture similar to Shanina Shayk's ceremony. They were on holidays in Brazil where Alessandra was accompanied by her mother Katie Ford and her sister Isabel Balazs when the director Arthur popped his question Will you be my wife in the sunse
https://www.prbuzz.com/lifestyle/364943-engagement-announcement-between-arthur-landon-and-alessandra-balazs-1.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on January 14, 2016, 07:14:55 pm
was he friends with Pippa?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on January 14, 2016, 09:18:17 pm
Well, so another of Harry's erstwhile friends is set to marry! He and Harry were close until Las Vegas but there's been some distancing since then. I hope Harry turns up at the wedding though. He and Arthur do go back a long way.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 24, 2016, 02:55:11 am
The last straw for single Prince Harry as wild pal Tom Inskip is set to get married


Poor Prince Harry! The pressure on him to find a girl and settle down has ratcheted up yet another notch after one of his last single party-loving pals got engaged.

Tom Inskip, 29, who down the years has fallen out of clubs all over the world with Harry, is to marry flame-haired literary agent Lara Hughes-Young, also 29, after a three-year romance.

Harry, 31, even admitted feeling lovelorn to Essex girl Denise Van Outen at their friend Anneke von Trotha Taylor’s birthday party in London last week.

Flirty Harry told Denise: ‘I’m not dating and for the first time ever I want to find a wife.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3413866/GIRL-TOWN-straw-single-Harry-wild-pal-weds.html#ixzz3y7ukWPKK
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on January 24, 2016, 04:54:24 am
Perhaps not such a blow to Harry as it would have been a couple of years ago, but another wedding of friends to go to solo, I suppose. He still has good friends but I'm sure he is looking seriously for a wife now he's in his early 30's.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 24, 2016, 04:47:56 pm

Engagement Announcement between Arthur Landon and Alessandra Balazs

 London, UK, January 13, 2016 There will be other big transatlantic wedding after Nicky Hilton and  James Rotschild have tied the knot. Andre Balazs's daughter Alessandra is set ro marry a heir of arm trade company Arthur Landon. They both share passion for film industry and are a part of the same transatlantic circle. Their romance is new, the relationship has been born just in August last year and their courting reminds action movie Speed and Sweet November.

Film maker Arthur Landon asked for Alessandra's hand in romantic gesture similar to Shanina Shayk's ceremony. They were on holidays in Brazil where Alessandra was accompanied by her mother Katie Ford and her sister Isabel Balazs when the director Arthur popped his question Will you be my wife in the sunse
https://www.prbuzz.com/lifestyle/364943-engagement-announcement-between-arthur-landon-and-alessandra-balazs-1.html


the engagement Arthur and Alessandra  is not true Arthur said "like most stuff on the web its fabricated " -Twitter


The skippy engament might be BS too it did come from the DM.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 30, 2016, 01:31:16 am
Lord Lucan 'shot himself then was fed to this tiger': Breaking a 40-year silence, one of the missing peer's gambling set reveals what he insists REALLY happened within hours of Lucan killing the nanny

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3423484/Lord-Lucan-shot-fed-tiger-Breaking-40-year-silence-one-missing-peer-s-gambling-set-reveals-insists-REALLY-happened-hours-Lucan-killing-nanny.html#ixzz3ygeym9IF
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: CancerianLogic on January 30, 2016, 05:15:03 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3423700/Has-Charles-Diana-s-toxic-divorce-scared-Harry-marriage-life-party-loving-crowd-settles-Prince-s-friends-ask-terminally-single-royal-love.html

Melissa Percy divorcing?!!!  :sob:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on January 30, 2016, 07:34:10 am
This is a rehash of the same old same old, with a couple of additional angles about Harry being scarred by his parents' divorce etc. if he is then it's odd that he would be seeking Camilla out. Harry probably isn't particularly ready to settle down yet. He's only 31 not 41 and the Daily Fail should just settle down.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: CancerianLogic on January 31, 2016, 01:55:58 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUbyYxYXAAEhKCw.jpg

 :sob:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2016, 02:15:50 pm
Prince William’s pal Guy Pelly dodges £400k tax bill after nightclub folds EXCLUSIVE: Accounting expert says HMRC has “basically zero” chance of getting money

A COMPANY owned by Prince William’s pal Guy Pelly has dodged a £400,000 tax bill.

The collapse of exclusive nightclub Public landed Pelly with the HMRC debt.

The London haunt attracted celebrity revellers after Prince Harry celebrated his 27th birthday there in 2011.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6914026/Prince-William-pal-Guy-Pelly-dodges-400k-tax-bill.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mandosiel on February 08, 2016, 10:14:34 am
"Spineless diva"? Wow, wonder if he's really like that or if it's just for b*tching?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 08, 2016, 03:10:46 pm
^^ Shucks, the Countess of Wessex's company owed 1.7 million when it went bust.   Pelly is peanuts in comparison!       :cookie:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Countess of Holland on February 08, 2016, 05:53:31 pm
But the 1.7 million was owed to ALL debtors and not just HMRC. There was f.e. the 590K to Barclays Bank and more. So when Pelly owes 400K to the HMRC, he probably has more debts. It is just that all debts to the government (including taxes) are preferential debts, which means that they are paid-off first before other debtors will get their money back.

So when the HMRC isn't getting their money back, the others definitely won't get it back. And the total debt is probably way more than 1.7 million.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 08, 2016, 07:54:44 pm
^ Ah, well, Pelly can hold his head up high to be in such illustrious company.  Sophie went bankrupt and left many debtors holding the bag, Edward's company had about 40.00 left in the bank and he would have been bankrupt had Phillip's friends not pumped money in over the years, and Sophie's brother went bankrupt with his pub, as well.   So Pelly shouldn't fret!   


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Countess of Holland on February 11, 2016, 08:06:23 pm
I am sure that he doesn't. He has more venues and his royal buddies will no doubt make sure these venues attract a crowd.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HennyPenny on February 26, 2016, 01:15:31 am
The Last Dukes (documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DundR-fnsVs


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 02, 2016, 07:21:16 pm
Marriage of Princess Charlotte's godfather breaks down over his ‘unreasonable behaviour’ less than three years after his wedding where William and Harry were ushers


The marriage of one of Princess Charlotte's godfathers has ended less than three years after he tied the knot in a lavish ceremony dubbed the 'society wedding of the year'.

Thomas van Straubenzee, 33, who has known the Duke of Cambridge since prep school, married Lady Melissa Percy, the youngest daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, in Northumbria in 2013.

Princes William and Harry were both ushers at the ceremony while Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, was a bridesmaid.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3473050/Marriage-Princess-Charlotte-s-godfather-breaks-three-years-wedding-William-Harry-ushers-unreasonable-behaviour.html#ixzz41m7GMhlf
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on March 02, 2016, 07:33:13 pm
This is now official? Because we already knew it?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: One of the Peasants on March 03, 2016, 02:00:16 am
I bet big money the Cauldron stirrer is in the basement of the Manor of Doom working that stir stick furiously, if we see him having lunch with Pipsqueak  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mandosiel on March 03, 2016, 02:46:16 am
What counts as unreasonable behaviour? Do we have any insider info as to what went so wrong with their marriage?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on March 03, 2016, 05:13:52 am
^ Most marriages in the UK end under the umbrella of 'unreasonable behaviour' nowadays. It can mean infidelity, too much time at work, mental cruelty, emotional blackmail, all sort of reasons. There has never been anything come out about the reason(s) for the end of this marriage (or Katie Percy's marriage for that matter) that I have read. I suppose we will have to wait and see if Tom Van appears with a new girlfriend in a couple of months.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mememe on March 17, 2016, 01:00:36 am

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The Duke of Wellington's daughter Lady Charlotte celebrates her engagement to billionaire financier with lavish three-day party in Colombia

Charlotte, who graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology is descended from Queen Victoria on her mother's side


source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3495561/The-Duke-Wellington-s-daughter-Lady-Charlotte-celebrates-engagement.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on May 28, 2016, 09:11:25 pm
Here comes the bride! Duke of Wellington's daughter Charlotte arrives at the church to marry her billionaire New York financier fiancé in front of Camilla and the cream of European aristocracy

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3614287/Here-comes-bride-Duke-Wellington-s-daughter-Charlotte-arrives-church-marry-billionaire-New-York-financier-fianc.html#ixzz49z1dr1f8
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 28, 2016, 09:49:06 pm
Camilla wearing white... I don't know how it is in other countries, but in The Netherlands that is a big no-no. Only the bride wears white, and perhaps the bridal children.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on May 28, 2016, 09:53:48 pm
Maybe she thought she was going to ibiza (sometimes they do all white weddings there...)


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 29, 2016, 05:04:04 am
I like the dress and the green shoes


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on May 29, 2016, 05:44:30 pm
No clue what the weather is like there or what have you but that is the most beautiful wedding gown I've seen in a long time.  Too bad about the hem getting dirty but the drape, cut, style, etc, make it jaw-droppingly gorgeous to me.  And a happy bride, too!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mememe on May 29, 2016, 09:16:05 pm
Very interesting dress.  I like it a lot.  The shoes are wonderful.  Coloured shoes are going to catch on.  Remember how pink was in after Gwen steffani wore it.  And then it was the arrival of coloured sashes/bets etc on dresses.  (Not to be confused with the Scottish tradition of coloured sashes)


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on May 29, 2016, 09:59:36 pm
Gorgeous dress but happy bride? Some people disagree

http://www.elespanol.com/corazon/20160528/128237344_0.html (with pics)


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: india on May 29, 2016, 11:14:02 pm
She may be the daughter of the Duke but she sure is a viscous looking white trash sort of a woman.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Mememe on May 29, 2016, 11:15:44 pm

wow!!  i wonder what happeed?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on May 30, 2016, 07:39:03 am
Now that is a dress suitable for a royal Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's wedding!

It is breathtaking!  And the view from the back of the full length of the dress plus the veil, oh so lovely.  The veil and bouquet, perfection.  And the shoes?  The moss green (suede?) picking up the green of the bouquet - what a beautifully artistic piece of coordination. 

Can you tell I'm gaga over this? 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 30, 2016, 10:21:03 am
I LOVE it! How on earth could Kate at her wedding get it so wrong, while the daughter of a Duke gets it so right?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on May 30, 2016, 04:06:42 pm
^Isn't it magnificent?  I don't know what's going on with the random photo of the bride's face looking upset but there are also genuine smiles so that falls under "impossible to know at this point".  But, I'll tell ya, that dress is one of the rare ones that I saved to my computer and just gaze at it.  Anybody know who designed it?

Kate's wedding dress shouldn't even be mentioned in the same post as that stunner, but here I am anyway.  In all fairness, Kate's dress effect reflects exactly who she is:  Cheap, off the rack and at a reduced price.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on May 30, 2016, 04:27:37 pm
Yooper - Harper's says both the dress and veil were designed by Emilia Wickstead.  It's so stunning, especially from the back the way the fabric flows out at the upper back.  I'd love to see the sketches too, they'd be really beautiful.

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/wedding/photos/news/a15854/lady-charlotte-wellesley-wedding-alejandro-santo-domingo/


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on May 30, 2016, 04:45:12 pm
^ :thankyou:  That was kind of you to provide that info.  It's also nice to see well-dressed and heeled wedding guests and not a fascinator in sight (at least I couldn't find one).


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 30, 2016, 07:40:03 pm
Refreshing; no tacky maxi dresses, no garish colors, nothing vulgar or cheap. I wonder if there was a stated dress code and it was enforced.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 31, 2016, 09:05:33 am
The dress-code, based on what the guests wore, was most likely tenue de ville, which means regular suits for men and dresses/ skirts for the women. The length of the dress may vary depending on the location, time and place of the event and the preference of the female guest. But tenue de ville means that the hemline should be on the knee or below and most definitely not above the knees.

And the men from the wedding party wore morning coats, this is often done to make them stand out more.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 31, 2016, 09:55:05 am
I thought the dress was absolutely gorgeous, the nicest wedding dress I have seen in a long time.  She and her new hubby looks very happy and relaxed the day before the wedding when around town  -  I think she was tense and nervous on the day.  Maybe, like all brides, she was just hoping everything would go well.  I know they have oodles of people doing everything, but some girls do get very nervous.  I did  -  am I doing the right thing, what if it goes wrong, etc etc.  Plain nerves, and maybe that is how she felt.

Camzilla was getting it right with frocks, but this time it was a disaster, apart from the style having the top white and the bottom cream was a big no no for me.  And the blue shirt frock, both frocks showed all her lumps and bumps, not a good look.

I hope they are both very happy and have a lovely long life together. 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: kolkomilko on May 31, 2016, 10:45:33 am
I like her wedding dress, too. It was "simple"but special and real womanly. Beautiful.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 03, 2016, 01:57:30 pm
Duke of Northumberland moans that his family have been imprisoned in their castle by hordes of curious Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fans

    Ralph Percy says he cannot leave Alnwick Castle without meeting crowds
    Complained that wife and four children had to stay inside 150-room pile
    Property starred in two Harry Potter films and Downton Christmas specials
    Now the 12th Duke has moved family to the Scottish borders for summer


It all started with residents of the 'unremarkable' village of Kidlington in Oxfordshire wondering why coachloads of Chinese tourists were poking around their gardens.

But now the blue-blooded Duke of Northumberland is getting in on the act too, and moaning that his family have been imprisoned inside their 11th-century castle by nosy Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fans.

Ralph Percy said his wife and four children are unable to enter or leave 150-room Alnwick Castle without meeting crowds of tourists, forcing them to stay inside.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3721401/Duke-Northumberland-Ralph-Percy-moans-family-imprisoned-Alnwick-Castle-hordes-curious-Harry-Potter-Downton-Abbey-fans.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 03, 2016, 07:41:15 pm
16th July 2016
Henry Howard, eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk, married Cecilia Colacicchi at Arundel Cathedral

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnkFH-bXEAAstdh.jpg

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/screen-shot-2016-07-23-at-10-51-18-pm.png?w=700&h=&crop=1

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/cnwf1xmwyaab-ig.jpg?w=1000&h=&crop=1

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/screen-shot-2016-07-24-at-12-14-48-am.png?w=370&h=&crop=1


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 03, 2016, 09:37:12 pm
Her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-colacicchi-17821744


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 04, 2016, 07:26:16 pm
The son of a Scottish aristocrat has been charged in Kenya with trafficking nearly 100kg of cocaine in one of the country’s biggest drugs seizures in recent years.

Jack Marrian, 30, whose mother is Emma Clare Campbell of Cawdor, denied the charge during a court appearance in Nairobi on Thursday.

The haul was found by Kenyan police and US Drug Enforcement Agency officials in containers that had arrived from Brazil at the main Kenyan seaport last week, Associated Press reported.

The class A drugs were allegedly shipped around the world in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda.

Marrian was born into the famous line of Scottish nobility known as the Clan Campbell of Cawdor.

His mother, Lady Campbell, 58, is the daughter of the late Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, the sixth Earl Cawdor, an artist and landowner.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/04/briton-jack-marrian-charged-cocaine-drug-trafficking-kenya


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on August 04, 2016, 11:30:21 pm
16th July 2016
Henry Howard, eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk, married Cecilia Colacicchi at Arundel Cathedral

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnkFH-bXEAAstdh.jpg

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/screen-shot-2016-07-23-at-10-51-18-pm.png?w=700&h=&crop=1

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/cnwf1xmwyaab-ig.jpg?w=1000&h=&crop=1

https://royalwatcherblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/screen-shot-2016-07-24-at-12-14-48-am.png?w=370&h=&crop=1

I may have seen this one in vogue... The dress though classic is a bit too old fashioned on her. At least looks good on the setting.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 21, 2016, 01:29:11 am
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: The Aristocrats’ love rematch: The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk move back in together - from separate wings of their castle

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3751028/GIRL-TOWN-Aristocrats-love-rematch-Duke-Duchess-Norfolk-separate-wings-castle.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on August 25, 2016, 10:19:48 pm
I love the name of the castle.

Hopefully we will get photos of their son's wedding.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 03, 2016, 10:13:05 am
Given the apparent collapse of HM's authority and control, I wonder if whether or not the courtiers have in fact quit their posts as staff to HM and left HM to her own devices. All of them nearly resigned because HM refused to deal with Diana's death decisively by going to London and basically it could very well be that the aristocracy is so ticked off and fed up that they've withdrawn from service to HM and decided to either coalesce around Charles or quit Court altogether and move back to tend to their estates full time and either prep for the end of the monarchy or prep to bolt the country.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 03, 2016, 12:29:02 pm
It is about time someone did something, because HM appears to keep burying her head in the sand.  Her grandson must have married the most unsuitable female he could find to marry, and over the time since the wedding it has all gone from bad to worse.   Appears to me their engagements do not draw the crowds, many reporters on Twitter saying they have had to push people together to try and make it look as if there is a large crown for a photograph.  Truth to tell, the lazy duo no longer come across as royal, just wannabees who want the money, perks but give nothing back.  I would imagine the Court would be screaming in despair.  HM doing nothing about it, getting worse as it goes along, how do you help someone who won´t acknowledge there is a major, major problem right beneath her nose. Bash your head against the wall in despair and walk away, maybe then she might bring her head out of that sand down in Australia and actually do something about it all.  If her idea is to depart the monarchy on a high then it has gone so badly wrong it is untrue.  She will be the queen who allowed her grandson, with the help of council caro and her vile family, to bring the monarchy down into the gutter.  Not a good ending to her reign.  Unless she bucks up it will get worse all the time.  She puts them out on engagements that a 5 year old can do because they are not capable of anything else, that much has become very obvious.  All that mental health work, and what have they achieved  -  not a lot, a few ridiculous words, but no big donations or assistance running in to help.  HM needs to wake up and smell the coffee, before it is too late.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on September 03, 2016, 12:51:06 pm
There are many courtiers who run the Queen's Household, some Honorary positions, some not.
 
Among them are  Sir Christopher Geidt, who has been Private Secretary to the Queen since September 2007,

Earl Peel has been Lord Chamberlain since 2006.
His Comptroller, Sir Andrew Ford, has been in place since 2006.

The Master of the Household since 2013 has been Vice Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt.

Treasurer to the Queen/Keeper of the Privy Purse is Sir Alan Reid. He's been in that post since 2002.

The Queen's Ladies in Waiting are headed by HM's Mistress of the Robes, Fortune, Dowager Duchess of Grafton. She has been Mistress of the Robes since 1967.

None of the above have resigned their positions.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 03, 2016, 08:58:49 pm
It could well be that the aristos "quit" altogether on the Winds, as I wrote before, it's not like in past centuries when people really had to grovel for grace and favour, mostly to make their lives easier and get better positions in life and society. What can the Winds offer them realistically? Yes, they are still powerful and more so I'm certain than they let on and have people believe, but so are all these aristos and banking people.

Liz burying her head (haha it's so deep it's near Aus! gave me a laugh, but honestly, it's so deeply buried it will soon pop out of Oz and be in outer space..) is what will ultimately lead to the downfall, as I wrote in the other thread, had she dealt with the Cambs (even better Bill when he was still young and not coddled him), then we wouldn't have the bloody mess we have now, which is surely going to lead to the Winds's fall.

We have photographic evidence (here on the forum and other forums too) of the "crowds" they pull: a handful of people, when lucky they get about a dozen and then only with coaxing. No one wants them, no one cares about them. This recent little holiday tour of Cornwall was the usual fiasco, incl their lies, they always lie! It's almost as if they are complusive liars. I bet they need the mental health programme they advertise so much. And ahcieve nothing with. That is an achievement in itself. They do engagements that 5 yr olds could do, is because that is all they are capable of and even that they manage to mess up every time. Sad.



Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on September 04, 2016, 12:17:15 am
This is a thread for the british aristocrats and their lived. If it's related to the Windsors there are other threads.  :flower:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 04, 2016, 12:34:39 am
Sorry, it's easy to get carried away  :sorry:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on September 04, 2016, 11:44:58 pm
Remember to send cookies and everything is forgotten  :loveshower:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 05, 2016, 01:01:10 am
Haha good to know!! Here are some and cake! Never forget cake  :stars:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on September 06, 2016, 01:59:30 pm
The OTHER reason to watch Poldark! Blonde Gabriella Wilde who plays the show's scheming heiress is a racy aristocrat who's descended from royalty and calls Prince Harry's ex her 'unofficial step-sister'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3400736/Gabriella-Wilde-unofficial-step-sister-Prince-Harry-s-ex-set-star-Poldark.html#ixzz4JTpUkKO2
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 06, 2016, 05:57:26 pm
These people are too much fun. None of them make bones about enjoying life and they are indeed coming across as fun people to be around.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: lilaclavender on September 09, 2016, 06:32:32 am
I've always thought Gabriella to be gorgeous. Time flies! I missed the part where she has 1, almost 2 children!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 21, 2016, 02:02:15 am
Harry run's out of single chums: Prince's wingman Charlie van Straubenzee finds love with wedding video maker

Prince Harry will soon be the last singleton left in his circle of friends.

His wingman Charlie van Straubenzee has found love with Daisy Jenks, a lively 25-year-old society wedding and party video maker.

‘Charlie was known as a perpetual bachelor, so this means Harry really does have to find a girlfriend,’ jokes one of their mutual chums.

Old Harrovian Charlie, 28, works for a financial investment company and his older brother Thomas is Princess Charlotte’s godfather.

Thomas was divorced earlier this year after a three-year marriage to Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3842426/Prince-Harry-s-wingman-Charlie-van-Straubenzee-finds-love-wedding-video-maker.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: danifaul on November 22, 2016, 12:23:44 am
Raica and Jacobi  :sly:  I think they are dating.


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raica_oliveira Last night at woman of the year awards. @jacobiagc
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMR6cZtDyz0/?taken-by=raica_oliveira&hl=pt-br

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jacobiagc Feeling short! @raica_oliveira @_gabriellawilde_ @bluegabriella #housekeepingldn #womenoftheyear2016
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMP1LYiB6F4/?taken-by=jacobiagc&hl=pt-br

I like her.  :flower:  


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on November 22, 2016, 11:14:12 am
These people really move on quicklly  :tehe:
Im surprised with how much she looks like Gabriella but in a dark hair version...dont like or deslike her...and she sees to me like the tipical model who only dates famous or rich guys...to upgrade theyre carrers or profiles whathever....but then again hes just the same so whathever  :bored:

I cant stand Irene just dont like her at all...seems very false to me and i think she dated jacobi only coz of his status and he did the same with her so in the end both got what they deserved...still feel sorry for her..break ups are always bad especially when people are sort public about it.... they dated for years and just broke up and hes already dating other and a famous model...these people are really cruel if u ask me :wopedo: 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on November 22, 2016, 01:45:26 pm
This is what had me so surprised, he was dating Irene F until two minutes ago, didn't they just move in together (into a new place)?
Wow! Can't say I know much about Irene, but this makes me feel sorry for her..

Who is Raica anyway? What does she do?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: danifaul on November 23, 2016, 10:54:47 am
I cant stand Irene just dont like her at all...seems very false to me and i think she dated jacobi only coz of his status and he did the same with her so in the end both got what they deserved...still feel sorry for her..break ups are always bad especially when people are sort public about it.... they dated for years and just broke up and hes already dating other and a famous model...these people are really cruel if u ask me :wopedo: 
1 I think they ended friendly/agreeing.... because nothing talk in the media/press.
And Jacobi's family continues to comment on Irene's photos, and she also comment the photos of them.

2 I think they broke up in April or May 

Im surprised with how much she looks like Gabriella but in a dark hair version...dont like or deslike her...and she sees to me like the tipical model who only dates famous or rich guys...to upgrade theyre carrers or profiles whathever....but then again hes just the same so whathever  :bored:
I did not like her .... was dating Ronaldo.
I think she's learned   :sly: her personal life is more discreet.


Who is Raica anyway? What does she do?
About Raica - is brazilian model
https://www.instagram.com/p/uZYA86IUAE/?taken-by=raica_oliveira&hl=pt-br
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFyooW9oUGu/?taken-by=raica_oliveira&hl=pt-br
https://www.instagram.com/p/BG5Usq8oUAf/?taken-by=raica_oliveira&hl=pt-br


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on November 26, 2016, 12:24:54 pm
Jacobi lived in Brazil for sometime and as far as i know he speaks protuguse fluentlly so is not surprise hes dating a brazilian model..im still to see he not be envolved with a women whos not a model anyway... :laugh:

What surprises me is what they see in him seriouslly..hes definatelly not my type phisically speaking...too feminine in my view...and also a little bit snob playboy i dont know just not my type..but he does seems to be a nice person..like very calm and easy going who gets along with people easilly..so i guess the personality might worth something in the least  :thumbsup:

I dont know when he and Irene broke up but i thin the news didnt came out too long ago...i think she was the one who dumped him..i dont think he would ever dump a heiresss honestlly  :June:
And judging they broke up exactlly same time she started her new business with her sister tells me she was the one who did it coz she wantedd to have more time to deal with this business..but who knows...anyway they dated for long and i do hink he moved really quicklly..nothing surprising here as everyone on this circle does..mens and womens anyway...and everyone dates everyone...at least hes dating someone whos not so into the circle i guess...but still if i was Irene being dumped or doing the dump i would be in the least hurted a bit...but then again shes part of the circle and knows him better than any of is..she probbally is ok and dealing well with everything as she expects people to act this way...i think for us is really choclking but not for them  :sigh:

I dont put faith in this relationship anyway in dont see him being married to someone whos less rich than him...so i think this is just passing time...but Raica is no saint she would never date a poor guy either..in the end it think both are having fun and thats it...


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: danifaul on December 08, 2016, 04:54:01 pm
I disagree, I think he'll marry or live with someone outside the circle.
He abdicate/desist  ''father career'' to ..... his dream (DJ).

If he was interested in the title / position he would date Beatrice or Melissa


 :flower: Knew that he lived in Brazil, but did not know that he speaks Portuguese.
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Irene  :sigh:  is photographing for Beluah.
https://www.instagram.com/beulahlondon/

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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on December 09, 2016, 02:52:53 am
I dont know if hes fluent in Portuguese but for sure he speaks some  :thumbsup:

Jacobi seems to be a nice guy but also a playboy who dont like to work at alll he wants to have fun and thats it...the choice of being a dj was exactlly this...his carrer is not all that anyway....its paid by someone ( probbally his father) as he dont have money himself..just like the 500 failed business he had before this one..he will keep on playing the playboy game until he has someone investing in his idea..hes a daddys/mommy guy in my vuiew just like the sam branson or arthur landon...both live dream lifes travelling around the wolrd doing artsitic stuff and making no money...only spending theyre parents money...the diference between branson and landon and jacobi is that bransons has real money and didnt had to marry someone so rich...the others dont have that much of money and thats why im almost sure they wont marry for less...

Arthur is dating alessandra balazs...probbally will marry her if she wants to obviouslly...and her father allows it..i think it will happen and they make a pretty couple actually...as for jacobi dont see him at all marrying a nobody like Raica..if she was rich like those girls from orleans and bragança it wold happen but a failed model who has no money and isnt even famous anymore..not at all...i think shes a distraction seriouslly...if he didnt married irene i dont see him marring this one at all...he will marry someone richer than him and who has the same life goals...travel and have fun and spend money  8)


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: danifaul on December 13, 2016, 09:17:39 pm
Chelsy , Melissa, Arthur , Jacob , Olivia , Davina , Alesandra and others are in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland  :thumbsup:
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jacobiagcBeautiful dinner to end a wonderful weekend. Thank you @missy_percy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BN4ZeKGBfeH/?taken-by=jacobiagc

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN4dBvThV-c/?taken-by=alessandrabalazs&hl=pt-br


https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmfNH4gyCu/?taken-by=perryolivia24

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN1l97nA-1d/?taken-by=perryolivia24


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on December 13, 2016, 10:18:17 pm
Thank you for updating us danifaul

The palace is incredible


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 13, 2016, 11:09:09 pm
^^I'll second that.   :thankyou: danifaul for the pics.  What a magnificent room/palace!  Wow.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 31, 2016, 04:19:04 pm
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Lady Anna Gordon, who works for Prince Charles, is set to become the first ever aristocrat to have a gay wedding

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4077570/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Lady-Anna-Gordon-works-Prince-Charles-set-aristocrat-gay-wedding.html#ixzz4UQuzfLEk
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on January 05, 2017, 06:43:43 pm
Its about time they start having gay marriages if u ask me...besides even with the whole talking people do about such things i still think it will be a huge scandal when theres a gay royal wedding...not only in media but in the circles as well  :bored: I remember when one aristocrat married a black women it was like a huge thing...they said his mother didnt attended the wedding coz she didnt accepted her son was marrying someone of colour  :wopedo:

I mean seriouslly... these people are not prepared used to such things its even ridiculous if u ask me....Sometimes i noticed that these weddings theres never black people or asian or anyone difrent from the usual ones...i dont think its racism like explicitlly but it does send a very negative vibe about such people and theyre circles... like theyre so out of touch with reality honestlly...Also it seems always contraditory to me that for people who loves africa so much as they say they do they dont have many if any african or diferent friends if u ask me....they dont go out at all of theyre circle...thats why im starting to see things diferentlly and think theyre all a buch of hipocrits JMO.

Thanx for the pics Dani  :thankyou:
Ive reades that Missy is opening her own business and called chelsy to help doing the promo :June:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4039302/Can-Harry-s-ex-steal-Meghan-s-limelight-Chelsey-Davy-models-clothes-designer-ex-wife-William-s-best-friend.html





Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on January 05, 2017, 08:03:15 pm
Another well thought out post Camilapatanga.

It was obvious that the wedding of PW and KM was a "white affair", as I don't think they have any friends who are non-white, (or even disabled). If they weren't invited as heads of state, I don't think there would have been any 'non-whites' there.

And when you see an aristocratic wedding, and they walk to the local church, aren't they all white people attending?



Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 08, 2017, 03:53:34 am
Our little miracle of Longleat: Lady Weymouth – Britain’s first black aristocrat – reveals the devastating illness that made a natural delivery too dangerous… and led to a surrogate baby

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4098436/Lady-Weymouth-reveals-new-surrogate-son.html#ixzz4V8fZrq8M
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 08, 2017, 04:10:16 pm
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Now even the Royals can't afford London! Lady Amelia Windsor plans to move to Brighton or Bristol

Times must be tough – even a member of the Royal Family cannot afford a home in London.

Lady Amelia Windsor, 21, who is 36th in line to the throne, has been telling friends that she plans to move to Brighton or Bristol when she finishes her degree in French and Italian at Edinburgh University next year because rental prices in the capital are out of her reach.

Amelia – dubbed the world's most beautiful Royal – bounces between being the guest of honour at showbiz parties and waitressing at them. She is the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent and the daughter of the Earl and Countess of St Andrews. But their £1 million Cambridge home is miles away from potential jobs in the capital. However, I can think of a palatial pad where she could stay – if only she could persuade her great-aunt, the Queen!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4098268/GIRL-TOWN-Royals-t-afford-London-Lady-Amelia-Windsor-plans-Brighton-Bristol.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on January 14, 2017, 06:54:30 am
Thanx for ure comment little light  :flower:
Unfortunatelly racism and prejudice does exists in the wolrd and especially at such circles....its a reality and given the times were going through with the constance intolerance growing between people from all over the world...lots of racism in all forms and shapes i doubt things will change..especially on such circles...

About Lady Amelia... now thats a royal i find very interesting..shes not pretty like amazinglly pretty but shes pretty and theres something diferent, special about her i cant tell yet what it is...but theres something...

I think she could become a very popular royal if she wanterd the attention that bad actually...but i also think her familly is too reeserved and correct to allow it to happen..from what ive readed about them they seem to be a nice bunch of people as well...it would be nice if she became a sensation actually...shes really royal....works...is ambitious..is pretty..has style...the right conexions and crednetials...yeah i think it would be very interesting to follow news about her  8)



Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: leogirl on January 14, 2017, 08:32:22 am
Families need to be accepting of their members' choice of spouse no matter what color. The reasons for not wanting the family member to marry a certain person might not have to do with race. Maybe they don't come from the background that the family wanted (title, occupation, etc.); if that same person were white they still would not want them to marry that person. But they still need to be nice and accepting even if they would have preferred someone else.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 02, 2017, 02:39:53 am
Royal rebel Amelia's anti-Trump protest: Duke of Kent's granddaughter posts 'refugees are welcome here' image on Instagram

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4178464/Royal-rebel-Amelia-s-anti-Trump-protest.html#ixzz4XUYCHt69
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 02, 2017, 04:50:05 am
Families need to be accepting of their members' choice of spouse no matter what color. The reasons for not wanting the family member to marry a certain person might not have to do with race. Maybe they don't come from the background that the family wanted (title, occupation, etc.); if that same person were white they still would not want them to marry that person. But they still need to be nice and accepting even if they would have preferred someone else.

Unless the family proves themselves as accomplished and as exceptional in work as well as title, they have no business looking down on anyone. A lot of these families are all castle and no cash. I kind of boil when I read about how wealthy American heiresses were treated with disdain despite paying for the estate.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Val on February 02, 2017, 11:22:42 am
^^

Comments everywhere of trails of refugees heading up to Anmer, the perfect place for their rest and recuperation.  They are allegedly saying that they are happy to work in the gardens too.
Some carrying banners saying 'thank you Amelia.'


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 02, 2017, 06:10:46 pm
Don´t you just love people like her, spouting off about giving homes to this influx of people  -  why does she not share the family home with them, I am sure her parents would love her to invite them, not. We can all talk the talk, not a lot of good if you do´t follow it through.  Let her and her family take some in, and HM, chucky et al.  Oh no, only good enough for the plebs to do, as if we don´t shell out enough in taxes on the greedy, money grabbing family the rf appear to have become in recent years.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: india on February 02, 2017, 07:03:14 pm
^In addition, I think they should fork over some of the $$$ they have inherited to these refugees. If someone suggested that, they would stop their magnanimous spouting off.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 02, 2017, 07:36:17 pm
^Oh yes, if it comes to shelling out their own money, or opening up their own homes, they would soon zip their mouths up at breakneck speed. 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: marion on February 03, 2017, 11:19:44 pm
^^

Comments everywhere of trails of refugees heading up to Anmer, the perfect place for their rest and recuperation.  They are allegedly saying that they are happy to work in the gardens too.
Some carrying banners saying 'thank you Amelia.'

How nice of willy and waity to look after them...Never realised how kind and caring they are


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 08, 2017, 06:43:10 pm
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 45, dies at her London home three months after revealing her battle against brain tumour - as 'saddened' Prince Charles mourns the death of his close friend
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4204292/Socialite-Tara-Palmer-Tomkinson-dies-aged-45.html#ixzz4Y7XkNHRI

What a hit in the chest; she didn't deserve to get brain cancer and I hope she's at rest right now at long last.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on February 08, 2017, 08:22:02 pm
I thought her brain tumour was benign, therefore not cancerous.

That's what the TV news has been saying.

Still, .... too young to die.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: leogirl on February 09, 2017, 03:52:42 am
^^^ Of course they don't want to deal with them. They want to place them in normal neighborhoods far away from their estates and increase everyone's taxes to cover it, even though many people are barely getting by as it is.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: dianab on February 10, 2017, 02:04:46 pm
I thought Tara was god-daughter of Charles?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on February 11, 2017, 04:22:10 pm
This is so sad!My condolences to her familly.I actually liked her she was crazy but never did any bad to anyone but herself..just sad  :bye:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on March 13, 2017, 01:43:31 pm
>> Lord Max Percy to marry Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg

The engagement has been announced this week of Lord Max Percy and Nora Oettingen. Lord Max is the youngest child of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland and Nora’s full title is Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg. She is the youngest daughter of the Prince & Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg. Nora was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and after gaining a Degree in History of Art & Design at Edinburgh University now has her own company Tusche London and a range of greeting cards through Pemberley Fox.

Lord Max Percy, is the youngest child of the 12th Duke of Northumberland who inherited the title from his elder brother the 11th Duke who died without issue. The current heir is Max’s elder brother Earl George Percy, a bachelor and Managing Director of a geo-thermal energy company, his two sisters, Lady Melissa and Lady Catherine are both separated. Leaving any children that Lord Max and Princess Nora may have in the future currently potential heirs to the title.

At this stage, there has been no indication of where a wedding may take place Lord Max Percy has the choice of many stately homes within the family including Syon Park and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the family seat. However, Princess Nora’s family seat Schloss Oettingen in Bavaria is another potential location; especially as throughout the summer and autumn it has an exhibition of Princely weddings within the family down the centuries.

There is a good chance that wherever the wedding takes places the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry may well be invited as there are many ties between the families. Lady Melissa was married to Thomas von Straubenzee, a school friend of the Princes and god-father to Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been guests of the Prince and Princess at Schloss Oettingen, and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Princess Nora’s elder brother Franz Albrecht the hereditary prince. <<

http://royalcentral.co.uk/other/lord-max-percy-to-marry-princess-nora-of-oettingen-oettingen-und-oettingen-spielberg-77443

Also:
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.de/2017/03/lord-max-percy-to-marry-princess-nora.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on March 13, 2017, 02:01:23 pm
Ooooooooh how wonderful! I cannot wait for this wedding.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 13, 2017, 02:30:30 pm
Hope it is in Bavaria, can´t wait to see the photos  -  possibly the wedding of the season.  Congratulations to the happy couple.  Both seem to have a work ethic too, which is great.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 13, 2017, 10:02:02 pm
This is refreshing; a title marrying a title and basically a rea life princess! So much more refreshing than a socialite or trust fund climber.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on March 16, 2017, 02:00:59 am
^I dont think theres nothing wrong with normal people marrying royals and aristos..it has happened a lot and not all were bad wedding actually...more bad wedding between royals marrying royals and aristos than the other way...JMO.


Great news I like all percys and cant wait for this...dont really like Nora i dont know she just passes me a snobish feeling but that may be an impression i dont know european aristocrats tend to be more traditional i guess...but not snob so i dont know where this impression comes from :tehe: I had the same vibe about her sister in law cleo von ...... but now i actually like her...so who knows maybe be just an impression.....shes very talented anyway...had seen her work and its great  :thumbsup:

Hope the wedding to be in bavaria as well...its nice to have a diferent wedding and judging all his sister wedding in northumberland had failed he may be luckier to marry somwhere else  :laugh:
It will be great to have a diferent wedding anyhway...


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on March 19, 2017, 08:22:44 pm
Lady Lucan FINALLY speaks out about the disappearance of her husband 43 years ago: Reclusive wife agrees to appear in documentary to 'get revenge against her son'

    Lady Lucan will finally speak about the fateful night her husband disappeared
    She has reportedly been seen at various London locations with a film crew
    Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974 after nanny Sandra Rivett was found murdered
    She is understood to be receiving a £56,000 fee for her appearance in the film


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4327934/Lady-Lucan-FINALLY-speaks-husband-s-disappearance.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 19, 2017, 08:29:39 pm
^I dont think theres nothing wrong with normal people marrying royals and aristos..it has happened a lot and not all were bad wedding actually...more bad wedding between royals marrying royals and aristos than the other way...JMO.
Great news I like all percys and cant wait for this...dont really like Nora i dont know she just passes me a snobish feeling but that may be an impression i dont know european aristocrats tend to be more traditional i guess...but not snob so i dont know where this impression comes from :tehe: I had the same vibe about her sister in law cleo von ...... but now i actually like her...so who knows maybe be just an impression.....shes very talented anyway...had seen her work and its great  :thumbsup:
Hope the wedding to be in bavaria as well...its nice to have a diferent wedding and judging all his sister wedding in northumberland had failed he may be luckier to marry somwhere else  :laugh:
It will be great to have a diferent wedding anyhway...

Exactly; there isn't any novelty about a commoner marrying a prince and it is nice to know that a real life princess is going to come to England and be an "HRH" and it will be fun to read about and then see the photos. Now the only one left is Earl Percy and hearing about that will be fun. I am certain that Pippa will blow a gasket and chances are (I hope) Pippa will not be invited to the wedding. Friends (real friends) and family only, not Pippa Tips.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: camilapitanga on March 20, 2017, 01:46:01 pm
I though she was an important princess...Dont know much about the system and why some are called HRH and others arent...who says the royals in germany  :tehe:

But ive seen there are many famillys in there but none is whats the word in power anymore.Like they have these castles and titles but they dont have any power anymore.I admitt being used to british royals and all that is weird to see royals who are from old famillys and are considered princes and princess but dont have any power or are not even treated like such in theyre countries...there are many young royals in germany from what ive been reading about but as they no longer rule i guess noone talks about them much..it is weird  :tehe:

I think this wedding will be in germany...i dont know if pippa will be there...but i do think she will be invited..these people are too fake and interested in society and etc...and well pippa wanting or not is the sister in law of prince william and etc...shes marrying a guy who although is not aristo comes from a familly that has good conexions...and shes a familly friends...so unless she has changed drastically ( wich can happen btw) i do think she will be on the guest list...dont know if she will be attend anyway...for sure nora and max will be at her wedding i guess...well see...



Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 20, 2017, 03:53:40 pm
Sorry ladies, the billionaire Duke of Westminster is no longer the UK's most eligible bachelor - he's got a girlfriend
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uks-most-eligible-batchelor-youngest-10054406


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on March 20, 2017, 04:59:12 pm
^Aaaaaand there goes Carole's contingency plan.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 12, 2017, 04:29:57 am
Duke's son leaves estate of just £37,000... in striking contrast to his brother who left £29MILLION in his will

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4497524/Duke-s-son-leaves-estate-just-37-000.html#ixzz4gpct1bZq
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: danifaul on May 24, 2017, 03:46:17 pm
George Percy .....he is dating?  ???
http://68.media.tumblr.com/74b5526a212b639a82f3797d63944ce4/tumblr_inline_oqbtfl6kMd1ufhjw5_400.jpg

Is he dating a friend of Pippa?
 :dontknow:  the same girl?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGrTsKsIs7mMnqXm3g2qt_ycjsFTnr7DDdbGqBXDqiT9SR3eZW
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Pippa+Middleton+OgP-ZcZeEW2m.jpg


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on May 24, 2017, 11:37:36 pm
In the last link you posted, they do look remarkably similar. But she overdid the make up.

Makes me realise how lucky I am to have made my fashion faux pas in private.  :shy:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 27, 2017, 11:42:37 pm
'I said to him, "Please don't kill me John"': Lord Lucan's wife reveals how she begged her husband not to kill her moments after murder of their nanny as she gives her first ever TV interview

    Revelation comes in the first ever television interview to be given by Lady Lucan
    Recalls how she confronted husband after nanny Sandra Rivett had been killed
    Lucan is believed to have mistaken her for his wife, whom he had intended to kill
    Lady Lucan has been interviewed for ITV documentary: My Husband, The Truth


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4548478/Lord-Lucan-s-wife-begged-husband-not-kill-her.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 14, 2017, 10:04:05 pm
Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten, who survived the IRA bomb that killed her father and her son, dies at the age of 93

    Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Patricia Mountbatten, has died at the age of 93
    Her family say she died peacefully on  June 13 at her home in Mersham, Kent
    She survived an IRA bomb that was placed on the family boat as they holidayed
    Her father Earl Mountbatten and teen son Nicholas Knatchbull died in the blast


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4604982/Prince-Philip-s-cousin-Countess-Mountbatten-dies-age-93.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on June 18, 2017, 05:01:45 pm
A pair of English roses! Lady Kitty Spencer dons a demure white dress as she attends the polo with her friend Viscountess Weymouth

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4615416/Lady-Kitty-Spencer-joins-Viscountess-Weymouth-polo.html#ixzz4kN0muFjd
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 18, 2017, 09:59:52 pm
>> Mentioning no names...

Which greedy Duke, who already has a wife and a mistress, is now friendly with a woman young enough to be his daughter? <<

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4612732/Does-James-Middleton-need-cash-sweet-dream.html

Any guess who?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: leogirl on June 18, 2017, 10:47:12 pm
 :-X :ick:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 19, 2017, 02:30:04 pm
Queen's cousin 'who had a taste for drinking and prostitutes' leaves a £40million fortune in his will after his death from cancer aged 58

    Lord Strathmore, the Queen's first cousin once removed, died aged 58 last February after long cancer battle
    Ex-Scots Guards captain was considered 'head of the Queen's Scottish family'
    Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon's marriage in 1984 broke down after 20 years
    In 2004, he was found with three call girls from a massage parlour at one of his stately homes; had a four-day 'sex marathon' with the prostitutes


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611080/Queen-s-cousin-leaves-40m-fortune-will.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Tatiana on June 22, 2017, 07:28:28 am
  A typical Stuart then .    :laugh:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 28, 2017, 01:28:01 pm
Grief of Philip's confidante, the new Countess Mountbatten: How carriage-driving companion of the Duke has single-handedly run the family estate in recent years

    The Royal family gathered for Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma's funeral
    Her son, Norton Knatchbull, attended the funeral service with his wife, Penelope
    She took over the Mountbatten estate Broadlands when he left her for a designer


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4645346/How-carriage-driving-companion-Duke-run-estate.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 01, 2017, 11:55:21 pm
Is this the next Earl and Countess Mountbatten? How Prince Charles's ex-drug addict godson and his musician fiancée could inherit one of Britain's largest estates from his sick father

    Nicholas Knatchbull, 36, godson of Prince Charles, engaged to Emma Stayhear
    Great-grandson of last viceroy of India has been to rehab five times for drug use
    His former fiance Zeaphena Badley is accused of GBH outside a Burger King 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4656226/Is-couple-Earl-Countess-Mountbatten.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: jackiew on July 02, 2017, 11:53:24 am
^ rofl Uncle Dickie must be rolling in his grave  :tehe: .


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on July 02, 2017, 04:02:42 pm
They want the daughter to inherit but if he marries and has children they will inherit?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 02, 2017, 06:50:40 pm
^^ Without doubt he's spinning in his grave! Though who wouldn't haha

^ I don't know either how that could possibly work out; whether and when are titles tied to the fortune and all that. Maybe the daughter could inherit the estate but the title goes elswhere or they make a provision like the Bath titled guy (not sure) where the estate (& title) skipped a generation.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on July 02, 2017, 07:10:58 pm
This title could pass to females at least the burma part and the money but the title only if there are no males before I suppose. I suppose they have everything controlled as much as they can.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: india on July 05, 2017, 12:22:40 pm
This is really a sad situation. What a complete waste of a life all because of nasty drugs.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Vesper on July 09, 2017, 06:01:36 pm
>> Lord Max Percy to marry Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg

The engagement has been announced this week of Lord Max Percy and Nora Oettingen. Lord Max is the youngest child of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland and Nora’s full title is Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg. She is the youngest daughter of the Prince & Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg. Nora was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and after gaining a Degree in History of Art & Design at Edinburgh University now has her own company Tusche London and a range of greeting cards through Pemberley Fox.

Lord Max Percy, is the youngest child of the 12th Duke of Northumberland who inherited the title from his elder brother the 11th Duke who died without issue. The current heir is Max’s elder brother Earl George Percy, a bachelor and Managing Director of a geo-thermal energy company, his two sisters, Lady Melissa and Lady Catherine are both separated. Leaving any children that Lord Max and Princess Nora may have in the future currently potential heirs to the title.

At this stage, there has been no indication of where a wedding may take place Lord Max Percy has the choice of many stately homes within the family including Syon Park and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the family seat. However, Princess Nora’s family seat Schloss Oettingen in Bavaria is another potential location; especially as throughout the summer and autumn it has an exhibition of Princely weddings within the family down the centuries.

There is a good chance that wherever the wedding takes places the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry may well be invited as there are many ties between the families. Lady Melissa was married to Thomas von Straubenzee, a school friend of the Princes and god-father to Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been guests of the Prince and Princess at Schloss Oettingen, and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Princess Nora’s elder brother Franz Albrecht the hereditary prince. <<

http://royalcentral.co.uk/other/lord-max-percy-to-marry-princess-nora-of-oettingen-oettingen-und-oettingen-spielberg-77443

Also:
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.de/2017/03/lord-max-percy-to-marry-princess-nora.html


Hi everyone   :hi: it's been so long... I have a question: anyone knows the date for the wedding? Thanks a bunch.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: deGuernsey on July 09, 2017, 07:12:48 pm
^ Is this the Percy Pippa stalked until he filed or threatened to file a restraining order?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 09, 2017, 07:56:40 pm
^ Pips was after George, Max's older brother & heir.

^^ Hello Vesper! I don't know a date, or place of the wedding (a possibility that it will take place in Germany exists), but I guess we'll hear sooner or later :)


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Vesper on July 10, 2017, 12:40:20 am
Thanks, HRHOlya! I can't find the date anywhere. You are right, I guess we'll find out sooner or later!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: deGuernsey on July 10, 2017, 03:22:16 am
^^ Thanks!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 10, 2017, 04:49:47 pm
Is this the society wedding of the year? Jimmy Choo PR marries Prince Harry's Italian aristocrat pal in a lavish three-day bash at a Turin PALACE wearing a dazzling designer gown

    Jimmy Choo PR Alexandra Lucy Edwards and private members' club owner Carlo Carello tied the knot
    Alexandra, 27, and Carlo, 30, from London, turned their vows into a dazzling weekend affair in Turin, Italy
    Granted special access to Castello di Racconigi, making them first people to get married there since 1930
    The bride stunned in a Naeem Khan Bridal gown, whose designs are priced between £5,000 and £17,000
    Sam Sangster, the son of notorious horse owner Robert Sangster, was the best man
    Carello's father was head of car giant Fiat in the UK and holidays with Tony Blair


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4682040/Is-society-wedding-year.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on July 10, 2017, 07:57:17 pm
I prefer the civil wedding dress.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 10, 2017, 08:44:35 pm
Me too!
The wedding dress looks really tacky. The boobs so exposed.. Even if you don't marry in a house of god (meaning church, synagogue, mosque, temple, whathaveyou), in a religious ceremony and/ or don't believe, I think still that an occasion like this requires dignity and appropriate dress, meaning no one needs to see deep slits, navels, boobs or the whole back.. I don't get what this obsession with nakedness is. The Bridesmaid dresses look too naked (back - also most women can't afford to leave their bras home, why choose such a tacky and sensitive design?)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/10/18/4232F57500000578-4682040-In_high_spirits_The_beautiful_bride_waved_to_wellwishers_and_gue-a-6_1499708725124.jpg

And this guest has a lovely dress, or so I thought until I noticed that the skirt part is see through (not as bad as most in that trend, but still see through) and it's strapless and therefore alone ruined *rolls eyes so hard they fall out*
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/10/15/4231ECCC00000578-4682040-Glamorous_guests_The_couple_said_their_vows_in_front_of_hundreds-a-90_1499697331518.jpg

The groom looks like he's fun, but gosh he's changed since he's been with Bea!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 10, 2017, 09:58:59 pm
Maybe he no longer feels like he has nothing but a future of nonstop work ahead of him and he wont' have to support a princess and a princess' mother. He can enjoy life a lot more and no longer put up with the prospect of being the sole support system of a member of the House of Windsor.

As for the bride, she looks like trash.

So many brides take some kind of infantile approach towards looking cheap, is if someone is supposed to mother them into looking neat and decent. If I looked like that, I would be looking shamefaced, not perky and she's a PR rep for Jimmy Choo of all places!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on July 14, 2017, 06:27:49 pm
I prefer her dress for the civil ceremony too.

And I loved the fact they were able to have their meal outside too. So romantic.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: beline on July 17, 2017, 09:39:51 am
Lord Max Percy married Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen On July 15th in Germany.

http://bilder.augsburger-allgemeine.de/img/noerdlingen/origs42089286/1791868172-w480-h960/Copy-20of-20EVA-0279-1-.jpg (http://bilder.augsburger-allgemeine.de/img/noerdlingen/origs42089286/1791868172-w480-h960/Copy-20of-20EVA-0279-1-.jpg)

https://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.augsburger-allgemeine.de%2Fnoerdlingen%2FVerliebt-in-Schottland-verheiratet-in-Dornstadt-id42089291.html&edit-text=
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 17, 2017, 12:07:27 am
Duke of Beaufort who was owner of the 52,000-acre Badminton Estate dies age 89 leaving behind an estimated £315m fortune

    David Somerset, the 11th Duke of Beaufort, died in his sleep yesterday
    Left behind widow, Miranda, and children Harry, Anne, Edward and John
    Leaves behind £315million including 52,000-acre Badminton Estate


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4797480/Duke-owner-52-000-acre-Badminton-Estate-dies.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 05, 2017, 09:43:29 pm
10th Duke of Richmond who made the Goodwood estate glorious again and once caused a society scandal by adopting two mixed-race girls in the 1960s dies aged 87

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4847642/Duke-Richmond-Goodwood-glorious-dies-aged-87.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 06, 2017, 11:37:43 am
Inside the £500,000-A-YEAR home: Duchess of Rutland reveals the crippling cost of running Belvoir Castle - but she'd rather shop at Asda than sell their priceless paintings

    Emma Manners gained a title and a 1,ooo-year-old castle when she married
    They're now divorced but she still lives in Belvoir Castle with her ex
    Their five children include socialites Alice and Violet Manners
    Historic residence has appeared in shows including Victoria 
    Their art collection includes Gainsboroughs and a Holbein Henry VIII


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3820116/Inside-500-000-YEAR-home-Duchess-Rutland-reveals-crippling-cost-running-Belvoir-Castle.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 24, 2017, 02:08:11 pm
Red hot! Viscountess Weymouth flashes her legs in a ruffled cocktail dress as she enjoys a night out with her aristocrat husband at Loulou's in London

    Emma McQuiston is the younger wife of Viscount Weymouth, heir of Longleat
    Couple were spotted at private member's club Loulou's in London's Mayfair
    Viscountess Weymouth looked stunning in an asymetric red cocktail dress


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4914598/Viscountess-Weymouth-Loulou-s-London.html

Emma is another media hog...


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 25, 2017, 12:40:08 am
Bluebloods stage catwalk takeover: Aristocrats including Lady Kitty Spencer and Lady Amelia Windsor hit the runway at Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4915720/Bluebloods-stage-Dolce-Gabbana-catwalk-takeover.html

Apart from Amelia Windsor & Kitty Spencer, Sabrina Percy and Frankie Herbert (Earl of Carnarvon's niece) walked in the show.

D&G is ripping their arms out to get (British) aristos to walk in their shows, they are salivating so hard over the set, it's annoying and disgusting to see. I guess these women (and men) are now being made into the new "It girls (& boys)"...  :wopedo:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2017, 03:32:23 am
Lady Kitty comes off as kind of trashy and frankly Lady Amelia has zero respect for herself; they should be hiring real models, not playgirls.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 25, 2017, 01:36:57 pm
The one good thing about the D&G shows is though that they don't hire skeletons anymore. I hope the industry moves away from that madness.

Yeah, Kitty is sure living off her connections and as "society girl"..


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 26, 2017, 11:59:08 pm
Lady Lucan, 80, is found dead at Belgravia home where her husband lived before vanishing: Police discover body of Dowager Countess after breaking in when a friend reported her missing

    Lady Lucan was found dead at home where her husband famously disappeared
    Her body was discovered after she was reported missing by a friend yesterday
    The 80-year-old's death was being treated as unexplained last night by police


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4923324/Lady-Lucan-80-dead-Belgravia-home.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on September 27, 2017, 01:35:32 am
^Sad but riveting story behind the story.  Is there a book about her life?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on September 27, 2017, 01:47:09 am
There's no biography of Veronica Lucan as far as I know, but there are several books on the Lucan murder which was a famous one in Britain at the time.
The book 'A Different Class of Murder' that is the review below goes into the backgrounds of Lucan and his wife and their marriage, as well as the murder, of course.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/a-different-class-of-murder-the-story-of-lord-lucan-by-laura-thompson-book-review-enduring-mystery-9861603.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 27, 2017, 12:09:34 pm
It really is quite a story and I've always felt very sad for her, esp now it's touched me when I read she's died. It seems incredibly clear that he wanted to kill her, and yet all 3 of her kids have turnt their backs on her and taken their father's side, the youngest was at the time of the murder only 3 years old, so doesn't even remember him at all. This woman really had a life, deserted by all her family (in favour of her cad of a murderous husband), but seems to at least have had friends until the end.

She published a book this year, and appeared in a docu, which is the closest we'll ever come to her and the story. I think ultimately this will remain forever a mystery.

A review on the documentary

Lord Lucan: My Husband, the Truth, review - Not even Lady Lucan could shed light on this mystery

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/06/05/lord-lucan-husband-truth-review-not-even-lady-lucan-could/

Her website, "to set the record straight", I suspect the website might disappear soon or in a few years

http://www.ladylucan.co.uk/ (http://www.ladylucan.co.uk/index1.htm)

Her book is supposedly called A Moment in Time and published under her title (Countess of Lucan), but to save my life I can't find it on Amazon or anywhere, save for the dm serialization, one of them here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4567472/Lady-Lucan-reveals-chilling-cries-help.html
I don't understand why the book, published this year, is so obscure to find.

PS Even if Lucan didn't intend to kill his wife but the poor nanny, the kids still flabbergast me to have chosen their father, a murderer of an innocent woman, who wanted to kill their mother!

PPS https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36312518-a-moment-in-time

PPPS On the dm link above at the end it says "to be published later this year", article of from June. So maybe the book is still bound to be published, but should nonetheless be much much easier to find online, and be able to pre-order on Amazon..


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 28, 2017, 10:23:16 am
Lady Lucan, prisoner of a macabre past she refused to relinquish: The last writer to interview her reveals how she foretold her own solitary death - and why she never healed the 30-year rift with her children

    Lady Lucan was found dead at home where her husband famously disappeared
    Her body was discovered after she was reported missing by a friend this week
    Estranged family has paid tribute to her saying she 'was and is unforgettable'
    Her friend Basia Briggs said she had recently found love again with a gentleman


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4927312/Lady-Lucan-foretold-solitary-death.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 29, 2017, 03:21:42 pm
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Why bitter Lady Lucan left nothing to her children after her son moved in with her sister

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4931722/Why-bitter-Lady-Lucan-left-children.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on September 29, 2017, 03:49:34 pm
It's sad that Lady Lucan was permanently estranged from all three of her children. However, as far as finances go I'm not sure that she had very much to leave anyway. She didn't come from a wealthy or aristo background herself, and the Lucans have certainly never been wealthy. I remember at the time of the murder press reports stated that 'Lucky' Lucan was more or less a professional gambler. That's not a very secure way of making a living. Also, as Shkespeare writes, the house that Veronica Lucan died in was on a very long lease (not unusual in Mayfair and Belgravia.) No live-in servants, apparently. So I'd be surprised if she left a fortune.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on September 29, 2017, 04:20:48 pm
 :thankyou: for the book and docu info!!!  This has really caught my attention. 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: marion on September 29, 2017, 05:31:21 pm
The house has apparently been valued at approx £5million. Property in that part of town is always going to to be expensive even if only leasehold


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 04, 2017, 11:20:51 pm
A better class of rumpy pumpy: Camilla seduced Charles because her boyfriend was bedding Princess Anne. 'That's how the upper classes bonk,' said royal author Penny Junor. And judging by this lot, she wasn't kidding

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4949984/Rumpy-pumpy-upper-classes.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 06, 2017, 05:57:40 pm
I stumbled across this article from March from the Northumberland Gazette, writing about Max & Nora's impending wedding (even then it seems it was clear they'd wed in Germany, I don't remember whether this was poested at the time here, maybe even I posted it and forgot).

Anyway, it mentions the marriages of Missy & Katie and states that Missy is divorced and that "Lady Catherine Percy, was also married in Alnwick, tying the knot in 2011 to Patrick Valentine, but they separated in late 2013", does anyone know whether they are back together or divorced and no one knows/ writes about it? It would strike me as most odd to not divorce, but as far as I know there are no Northumberland/ Percy grandchildren, and unless Katie (& Patrick) decided not to have any or can't have any, it doesn't make sense that there are no kids. An article from the time stated that both gave statements, saying that "there is a lot to be decided and tehy'll know in a few months [where their marriage will go]", but nothing since and Katie uses "Percy" in some of her social media accounts...

Long question short: Does anyone know whether Katie is still married (to Patrick) or divorced?

Articles quoted/ referred to:

http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/lord-max-to-wed-this-summer-in-germany-1-8465359

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2510300/Love-spell-broken-Lady-Katie.html

I looked further, seems they divorced in 2014? Why did the Northumb Gaz fail to report this?

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/peerage-news/dM4NLD7DdYY

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2726883/GIRL-ABOUT-TOWN-Lovelorn-Goldsmith-wed-Jemima-two-years-ex-wife-ran-rapper.html

"They married in one of the biggest society weddings of 2011, but I’m sorry to report that Lady Catherine Percy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, and her husband Patrick Valentine, are divorcing.

It was reported that the couple drifted apart just a year after tying the knot at Katie’s family home, Alnwick Castle, which was used as a filming location for Harry Potter and will feature in the new series of Downton Abbey.

But now friends of the couple say the marriage is well and truly over. ‘Katie and Patrick split a while ago – Katie moved back home while Paddy stayed in London,’ says a source.

‘She preferred life at Alnwick but that wasn’t the only reason for the split. They wanted to make it work,  of course, but that didn’t happen. It’s sad.’"

Heres's more, I guess I'm answering my own question and informing anyone interested along!

     "August 14 2015

PS: The new woman in Mark Carnegie's life

There is a new woman in millionaire businessman Mark Carnegie's life and she has the sort of aristocratic pedigree fit for a blue-blood, let alone a modern day corporate prince in the antipodes.

Carnegie has been spending "quality time" with Lady Catherine Percy, who at 35 is about two decades his junior and recently divorced from her own husband, London financier Patrick Valentine, after just over two years of marriage and following a society wedding
that rivalled her good friend Prince William's.

Lady Catherine just happens to be the Daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and has been residing at her parents' home at Alnwick Castle — the bride's ancestral home which also doubles as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

Carnegie, who ended his 20-year marriage to Tanya, the mother of his three daughters a few years back, boasts his own impressive home in Darlinghurst, the old Christian Sciences Church which he has poured millions into converging into a cavernous home. And, if you squint and ignore the passing traffic and the occasional street walker, it could pass for a Palladian folly on a grand English estate.

But admittedly, next to Alnwick Castle it's practically a garden shed.

PS is still waiting for Carnegie to respond to queries about his new girlfriend, but friends say the romance has given him "renewed vigour".

Lady Catherine is something of a trailblazer herself and is not your average English aristo, having a passion for restoring vintage motorcycles, she also has a passion for firearms, a sort of Annie Oakley of Sloane Square.

But she is not adverse to dressing up in the impressive Percy family jewels, like the sparkling diamond tiara she wore on her wedding day. Indeed, if things get serious with Carnegie, she may want to avail herself of some of the discount sparklers from his own online jewellery business, the somewhat unfortunately named iceonline.com.au. "

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/private-sydney/ps-the-new-woman-in-mark-carnegies-life-20150813-giy3d4.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 12, 2017, 07:33:22 pm
Two identical dresses, so who's the copy Kate? Duke of Rutland's daughter [Violet Manners] wears same Alice Temperley frock as the Duchess to event on Monday night

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4972134/Two-identical-dresses-s-copy-Kate.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 13, 2017, 02:42:44 pm
Countess fumes after opening the bathroom curtains at her stately home to find a Virgin hot air balloon full of tourists taking photos just yards from her window

    Countess Sarah Bathurst blasted Virgin Balloon Flights for 'invasion of privacy'
    Aristocrat was shocked to see people peeping into her mansion from the basket 
    She said:'One has to be a little bit protective about one's own garden and house'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4976656/Countess-fumes-hot-air-balloon-sails-mansion.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 21, 2017, 06:04:33 pm
A very upper-crust ding-dong: The Earl's inherited the estate but his stepmother, the Dowager Countess, has the right to wander in at will - now both sides have hired a QC. No wonder they're called the 'Barmy' Bathursts!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5002170/Bathurst-family-battles-Cirencester-Park-estate.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2017, 03:51:04 am

King and Queen of the coupon con: Cache of official letters show how Edward VIII and his socialite wife tried to cheat wartime rationing ... to buy lingerie for her, glad rags for him and fancy uniforms for their servants!



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5004719/How-Edward-VIII-tried-cheat-wartime-rationing.html#ixzz4wCXbsaQM
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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: marion on October 22, 2017, 07:38:30 am
Nothing  would surprise me about these 2 ....all they ever thought about was themselves and had  absolutely no regard for anyone or anything else


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 22, 2017, 04:50:04 pm
I just don't understand why he had to shop in London, when he could just as easily shop in Paris. It's not like he was "in exile" in the boonies, but another major metropolis. I don't know whether there was rationing in France though. I guess the answer is, this way he could use & abuse the palace to pay for his demands, instead of paying himself, as usual.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on November 27, 2017, 10:19:34 pm
Camilla Thorp and George Spencer-Churchill, earl of Sunderland (heir to the 12th duke of Marlborough) are engaged.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 02, 2017, 09:58:07 pm
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her £2.3million fortune to the children she never had in will she wrote 13 years before her death

    Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her £2.3million fortune to the children she never had
    She made will in 2004, leaving her estate to her children once they reached 25
    But Miss Palmer-Tomkinson tragically died childless in February this year
    Her estate will now be passed to the families of her brother and sister


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5138847/Tara-Palmer-Tompkinson-left-2-3m-children-never-had.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on December 02, 2017, 10:04:25 pm
It's a bit odd isn't it, to leave your money to beings that don't exist yet except in your hopes and dreams? How did she know that she would be able to have children anyway?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 02, 2017, 11:29:29 pm
^ I thought the very same thing, and then on top of that, how odd that she never updated her will, she knew very well what it said and she was at a point in her life when it was beyond clear that she wouldn't have children and her health was in tatters, to put it mildly, due to drug use, surgeries, and then the brain tumour thing. If I am not mistaken she was afraid of death and had it on her mind (b/c of brain tumour), so why not sort out your stuff then appropiately?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 03, 2017, 12:28:23 am
David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood has Harewood House open for Christmas.   
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news...tmas-1-8887862   
 :box: :box: :box: :box: :box:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 03, 2017, 12:59:22 am
^Lovely.  But, I don’t understand. Do people pay to enter or a gift to the surrounding area and anybody visiting or touristing?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Akasha 85 on December 03, 2017, 01:09:45 am
i think it's more likely the first.
like BP and CH opening up during summer.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 03, 2017, 01:19:02 am
^That makes sense.  Gotta generate income on those old piles.  Taxes must be brutal.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on December 06, 2017, 08:05:45 pm
^ I thought the very same thing, and then on top of that, how odd that she never updated her will, she knew very well what it said and she was at a point in her life when it was beyond clear that she wouldn't have children and her health was in tatters, to put it mildly, due to drug use, surgeries, and then the brain tumour thing. If I am not mistaken she was afraid of death and had it on her mind (b/c of brain tumour), so why not sort out your stuff then appropiately?

I think she was a very sad person and this proves it to me. I doubt she could deal with the type of life she ended up having and having to change her will...


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 24, 2017, 08:52:17 pm
Not exactly aristos, but from that set

Van Straubenzee/Jenks engagement
The engagement was announced 22 December, 2017, between Charles Anthony van Straubenzee (born 1988), scion of that landed family, third son of Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (born 1951), of South Witham, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (born 1954), & Daisy Philippa Jenks (born 1991), elder daughter of Philip Richard Jenks, of Churt, Surrey, by his wife the former Alexandra Ulrike Wilson Nicol, daughter of Alexander J.W. Nicol by his wife Christine von Canstein.

Source: Peerage News blog


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 01, 2018, 04:49:59 pm
Lady Astor who was shunned by high-society after being caught up in the Profumo Affair that brought down the Prime Minister as it rocked 1960s Britain dies aged 87

    Former model and BBC presenter Bronwen Lady Astor has died at the age of 87
    As chatelaine of Cliveden in the 1960s she was caught up in the Profumo scandal
    Formerly Bronwen Pugh, she was the third wife of aristocrat Viscount ‘Bill’ Astor


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5226265/Bronwen-Astor-dies.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 09, 2018, 01:54:34 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Lady Lucan killed herself with cocktail of drink and drugs after self-diagnosing herself with Parkinson's disease

    80-year-old was found by police after being reported missing by worried friend
    She was one of last people to see Lord Lucan alive before he became a fugitive
     He is alleged to have bludgeoned family nanny Sandra Rivett to death in 1974
    Suicide verdict recorded at inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court today


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5250385/Lady-Lucan-killed-cocktail-drink-drugs.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 16, 2018, 08:55:23 pm
Lady Lucan's son 'applauds' his estranged mother's decision to cut relatives out of her will as he reveals she lived rent-free in family house for years

    Wife of Lord Lucan lived out latter half of her life rent-free in Belgravia, London
    Veronica Lucan, 80, died last year after she took  a cocktail of drink and drugs
    Her son has applauded her decision to leave her estate to a homeless charity


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5276139/Lady-Lucans-son-applauds-Shelter-donation.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 18, 2018, 12:31:39 am
Lady Lucan's bitter blast at her offspring from beyond the grave: Dowager Countess said 'lack of good manners' is reason she cut them out of her will

    Veronica Lucan refused to speak to her three children for more than 35 years
    She explained in her will why she refused to leave a penny of her £576,626 estate
    She wrote: 'I do not wish any of my three children to benefit from my death'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5281611/Lady-Lucans-blast-offspring-grave.html

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My Wellington booty! Earl wins bitter High Court battle with his stepmother over £15m of heirlooms - including portrait of the Iron Duke

    Dowager Countess Bathurst was locked in a legal battle with 9th Earl Bathurst
    Gloria Wesley thought she could enter her estranged stepson's home and spend days making an inventory of its contents including a £6million portrait
    The Earl, son of the countess’s late husband, objected and it ended up in court
    A judge at the High Court has ruled against the 89-year-old Dowager Countess


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5281391/Earl-wins-legal-battle-Dowager-stepmother.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 23, 2018, 11:00:03 am
What a waste of gilded lives: The heroin death of heiress Olivia Channon 32 years ago stunned Britain. So what happened to the other players in this sordid drama?

    32 years have passed since the death of heiress Olivia Channon rocked Britain
    She died after a drugs binge and it shone spotlight on lives of the young and rich
    Years after the events in Oxford, what happened to the other people involved?


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5424867/Olivia-Channons-friends-32-years-drugs-death.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 25, 2018, 11:43:42 pm
The Aristoglums! Two blue-blooded sets of sisters, a Viscountess and Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer on the fashion front row of D&G's Milan show - with not a smile between them

    Lady Kitty Spencer, 27, was joined by a gang of British blue-blood beauties on the D&G front row in Milan
    The young royal sat between her friend Emma, Viscountess Weymouth, and the glamorous Moncreiffe sisters
    Pouting prettily to their right were the party-loving Manners sisters, Ladies Violet, 24, Alice, 22, and Eliza, 20
    They watched as models including Hailey Baldwin walked the runway and drones hovered with handbags


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5433001/Lady-Kitty-Spencer-leads-blue-blood-takeover-D-G.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on March 10, 2018, 03:53:42 am
Wimbledon star Maria Sharapova nets an Etonian millionaire who was a guest at William and Kate's wedding and employed Princess Eugenie
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Maria Sharapova's latest flame appears to be Etoneducated multimillionaire Alexander Gilkes, once known as New York’s best-connected Briton
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5484175/Maria-Sharapovas-latest-flame-appears-Alexander-Gilkes.html#ixzz59JXYo6nv


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: D.I.R. on March 11, 2018, 02:46:44 am
for those of us who remembers, here's Kate being creepy as usual looking at Maria like a fan girl.
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/maria-sharapova-and-kate-middleton-with-guests-attend-the-news-photo/71279807?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#maria-sharapova-and-kate-middleton-with-guests-attend-the-sony-wta-picture-id71279807


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on March 11, 2018, 05:09:21 am
Not so delicious, Ella! Healthy eating blogger Ella Mills is forced to close down two of three London delis after racking up losses of £720,000
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The foodie, known for her Deliciously Ella brand, has been forced to close two of her three London delicatessens after racking up losses of £724,000.
Her shop in Herne Hill, South-East London, had been open for less than a year, while the other, in Marylebone, was the first she and her husband and business partner Matthew opened in January 2016.
Matthew is the son of Labour peer Tessa Jowell while Ella’s parents are former Labour Cabinet Minister Shaun Woodward and supermarket heiress Camilla Sainsbury, who backed the Deliciously Ella business.
Debts from the delis that closed last week will be met thanks to shareholder support. The remaining store in Mayfair is just a five-minute walk from the Marylebone branch.
Comment:
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col_uk, Hitchin, United Kingdom, 4 minutes ago
Oh thank the lord the social media influencer back lash is beginning. I hear on a daily basis from lazy or barely trained marketing bods about booking influencers to front campaigns and as I have to point out, because they have so many followers on social media, it doesn't translate into real time money because a lot of thier followers and likes have paid for. The ultimate of lazy marketing is Estee Lauder using on the Karkrashian's, people won't purposely by from thier brand because of that model, but because said model has an iron clad contract, sales are diminishing and they are losing market share daily... Lessons to be learned, social media and the real world are separate entities.
  :cookie:
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5486041/Healthy-eating-blogger-Ella-Mills-forced-close-London-delis.html#ixzz59Pi55lNB
 


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on March 11, 2018, 03:22:34 pm
^ The comment is spot on. I also avoid several brands for many reasons, one of them being using teenagers to model adult women's clothing for example (Kaia Gerber is what? 16? modelling Chanel.... Please.. or Kristen Stewart as Chanel "spokes person", someone I do not associate with a classy ladies' clothing brand), using kids of already rich people (Dolce & Gabbana losing their shyte over aristos and celeb offspring), or also using people I dislike, like the Jenners et al of this world, incl "instagram/ social media "influencers"/ personalities". Also "influencer".. more like "sales person".

I think marketing campaigns and strategies are in for a big change very soon, away from social media people and (heavily disliked) celebrities and their offspring.

Personally I love seeing more anonymous faces and not the same "it person" on every frkkin thing and also models who look like healthy people, women modelling for women and not kids modelling for women. Models like they looked before "heroin chic" became popular and unfortunately seems still popular. Also models who model clothes and don't pretend to be political experts in their leisure time. Keep your trap shut!

One good coup D&G did was to have Monica Bellucci model some of their collection. That's the kind of woman I love to see on campaigns. Also Jane Fonda or Helen Mirren, much more aspirational than some teenager - who's also coincidentally the kid of someone with connections :wopedo:

There's imo nowadays too many risks involved when booking someone famous, because one political or stupid comment from such a famous person, and it instantly reflects terribly on the brand. Someone less known will do their job and stay professional instead using it as their platform. And then as the comment also points out, how many people actually follow and aren't paid bots? How many genuine people follow, but who are too poor to buy the shyte, or have too much common sense to buy the stuff or who follow simply out of curiosity? Going by n° of followers, comments and page views isn't a good strategy.

It worked for a while, like most things work for a while, but I suspect the pendulum is due to swing away soon into the opposite direction.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 11, 2018, 04:08:39 pm
Amen.

Time to basically set some new standard and Chanel is supposed to be for mature sophisticated women, not children.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on March 12, 2018, 11:55:35 pm
Millie Mackintosh's fashion business goes bust owing more than half a million pounds due to 'challenging financial climate'
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Millie Mackintosh's fashion brand has gone bust owing more than half a million pounds because of the 'challenging financial climate', new documents reveal.
Meghan Markle's close friend Ms Mackintosh launched her label Cammac four years ago exclusively on the fashion website Asos and it instantly became a hit thanks to her large social media following.
But now the former Made in Chelsea star is having to liquidate the business with a shortfall of £548,000, according to the Evening Standard.
Ms Mackintosh has herself lost out on £178,000 through the collapse of Cammac Venture Limited, according to liquidation papers.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5491367/Millie-Mackintoshs-fashion-business-goes-bust-owing-500k.html#ixzz59a8GFcMG
Anotherone bites the dust.  :cookie:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on March 24, 2018, 03:51:55 am
Urbane, handsome and impeccably polite: This Old Etonian is the world's most formidable (and ever so charming) networker
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Everyone can agree that Alexander Gilkes — urbane, handsome and impeccably polite — is the most charming fellow.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5538093/ALISON-BOSHOFF-worlds-formidable-networker.html#ixzz5AdLxywBu
I don't know why this guy's getting so much press now.  ??? :dontknow:  Although he came from money, he too seems like a social climber.  :bored:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Rosella on March 24, 2018, 04:21:16 am
It might be speculation that he could be a wedding guest in May. He's a good friend of Willie's and an ex to Misha Nonoo, who is a close friend of MM's. He's dating Maria Sharapova apparently, so the tabloids may be getting into a lather about him taking her to St George's.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on April 02, 2018, 04:09:23 pm
If the Williams also go to the wedding, there will be drama!


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on April 18, 2018, 11:09:10 pm
Coroner is to investigate the death of Lady Kathryn Vestey, 73, after post mortem throws doubt on whether she died of natural causes

    Lady Kathryn Vestey died at her home in Oxfordshire home last December
    Initially, a pathologist discovered her death may have been from cardiac disease
    Now, it emerged that prescription drugs may have contributed to her death
    An inquest into her death was adjourned for further investigation


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5631493/Coroner-investigate-death-Lady-Kathryn-Vestey.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on April 25, 2018, 01:30:56 pm
Rothschild heiress's home is raided by jewel thieves who snatched £500,000 of gems including her engagement ring while her children slept upstairs

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5655659/Rothschild-heiresss-home-raided-jewel-thieves-snatched-500-000-gems.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: dianab on April 27, 2018, 10:22:58 pm
Race and the Royals: An Outsider’s View Inside Kensington Palace
A decade ago, the author’s own royal romance made him aware of the challenges facing people of color in the royal orbit. In the age of Brexit, he considers what a changing monarchy means to the British people.
by AATISH TASEER
MAY 2018

In a louche past life, I was almost a member of the British royal family. In the early 2000s, I dated Ella Windsor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Prince Michael was first cousin to the Queen and married to the unpopular Princess Michael, whom the British press had labeled “Princess Pushy.” For three surreal years, Ella and I hung about Kensington Palace; we swam naked in the Queen’s pool in Buckingham Palace; we did MDMA in Windsor Castle; and we had scrapes with the British press, who, due to a misadventure of mine as a peer health educator at Amherst College, reported the story of our relationship with the mortifying headline: PRINCESS PUSHY ‘DELIGHTED’ OVER HER DAUGHTER’S ROMANCE WITH INDIA’S CAPTAIN CONDOM. There were schlosses, and boats, and stag shoots in Scotland. The cozy crowned heads of small Eastern European countries cooked us lamb chops late at night and told us tales of Nazis and Communists. It was a wonderful way to spend one’s 20s
...
Ella’s parents lived in a five-bedroom royal apartment in Kensington Palace, where Ella had grown up. A long, discreet drive marked PRIVATE ROAD, a lion and unicorn standing sentinel, led from Kensington High Street to the palace: “KP,” as it was known in the family. A couple of policemen with walkie-talkies would wave me in with what sounded like the first line of a limerick, “Ah, you’re the Indian fella who’s going with Gabriella.” The warren of dark-brick apartments and offices that greeted me resembled something between a military hospital and an old people’s home. All the famous inhabitants—Princess Margaret, Princess Diana—were dead, and those who remained, minor royals and palace secretaries, lived in their long cold shadow. (In perpetual fear, I should add, of being turfed out.) Ella’s parents had lived there for the past 25 years, and the Queen had paid their rent in gratitude for the many duties they undertook in her name. After a public outcry, though, the Kents were forced to begin paying their own rent in the late 2000s (estimated to be about 10,000 pounds a month).

The British, with their many class anxieties and resentments, *despise* how much they love their royal family, and one of the ways they express this quixotic love is through a naked hatred of minor royalty. The position of the Kents, low down in the food chain—roughly the equivalent of the deputy secretary of transportation in the American line of succession, as my college magazine rudely pointed out—was especially precarious. They should have been nobodies, just left alone to lead a civilian life. But Prince Michael, the younger brother of the Duke of Kent, was first cousin to the Queen, and that made him a somebody: an unshakable H.R.H. clung to his name. It was an official designation, and it meant that, as Her Majesty’s representative, he had to carry out a whole range of duties, from patronizing charities to giving prizes. Even Ella was not spared, here breaking a bottle of champagne on the bow of a boat, there opening the Newbury horse races. I have happy memories of KP—Burmese cats in window seats and wooden commodes, deep bathtubs and walled gardens—but the truth is that until Will and Kate arrived to liven up the place, Kensington Palace was wildly depressing.

Princess Michael—recently in trouble again, for wearing a racist blackamoor brooch to her first lunch with Meghan Markle—was famously scandal-prone. During the week Ella was graduating from Brown, her mother was on the cover of the New York Post under the headline ROYAL BIGOT. She had apparently told some noisy diners of color at Da Silvano, an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village, to go back to the colonies. “I would never have said that,” she later confided to me. “I’m a historian. I know that America itself was a colony.” She feigned an odd mixture of injustice and contrition: “I daren’t even say I want my coffee black anymore. I say, ‘Without milk.’” I would have liked to believe her, but I had my doubts. It was not that her father had allegedly been an SS officer, albeit a reluctant one; royals and Nazis go together like blini and caviar. It was that everyone above a certain age in Britain is at least a tiny bit racist. The colonial past made it almost second nature for Britons born at the tail end of the Raj to treat roughly a quarter of the planet as subject peoples. I was one of the first natives of that former empire to be dating a member of the royal family, and soon Gary Lewis, a Maori builder and surfer, married Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Gloucester. Princess Michael, though generally free of British colonial prejudices, and beyond reproach when it came to me, nevertheless invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena. Most everybody thought she was “perfectly ghastly,” but I saw a nice side of Princess Michael. She could be funny, intelligent, generous, and she was a lot more industrious than the other royals—she wrote books and decorated houses! Her tragedy was she never understood that element of understatement that is so much the secret of survival for the royal family. “Well, Dickie,” the Queen is reported to have said when Lord Mountbatten, Earl of Burma and Prince Philip’s uncle, first spoke to her of Princess Michael as a prospective bride for Prince Michael, “she sounds a bit too grand for us.” And she was, now chiding people for calling her Marie Christine instead of “Your Royal Highness,” now tracing her lineage back to Charlemagne. Poor Princess Michael! She failed to acquire that one quality that is the supreme attribute of British royalty: coziness. Prince Michael was cozy; Prince Charles is cozy; the Queen, by all accounts, is a tea cozy. But Princess Michael was, fatally, about as cozy as a yellow jacket on speed. She was Marie Antoinette in a nation that finds bananas too exotic.

I've been thinking a lot about Princess Michael lately in the context of William’s and Harry’s conjugal choices. She was of the firm belief that it was a bad idea for royalty to marry commoners. “It’s all very well Ella marrying Mr. Taseer from India, or Pakistan,” she once said to me. “No one knows what to do with that. But the moment the girl down the road thinks she can be Princess, or Queen, it’s all over. The mystery is gone.”

And yet here we are. It seems the Windsors have gained new relevance precisely through a process of demystification. William and Harry have lived out the truth of Lampedusa’s The Leopard: “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” Kate Middleton, the daughter of an air hostess, is future Queen, and now there is Meghan Markle—a divorcée and an actress of mixed race, both unthinkable for a family that routinely demanded the sacrifice of big love at the altar of respectability. Princess Margaret was made to break things off with Group Captain Peter Townsend, a divorcé; and when Edward VIII refused to give up American socialite Wallis Simpson—also a divorcée—he had to give up the throne. The Crown, the TV series, would not exist were it not for these sacrifices, and yet Prince Harry will marry Markle in May, and she will likely become H.R.H. Duchess of Sussex. Far from being ill-advised, the new face of the royal family appears to be a public-relations coup. In the post-Brexit malaise of modern Britain, the young royals are the one bright spot. As a member of the extended family said to me in confidence, “They’re young. They’re diverse. We’ve never really had anything like that, and they’re a great calling card when everything else is looking so gray.” He added, “Both those girls are a lot more professional than our politicians. They understand their place, and what they need to do to be legitimate.” (Not to mention cozy!)
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/04/race-and-the-royals-inside-kensington-palace
There's lots more, what you guys think of his article?


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Post by: Kins on April 28, 2018, 04:32:53 pm
^I find this article to be interesting. It is nice to get some 'insider' information about things within the BRF.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on April 29, 2018, 12:15:42 am
'A despicable cad': Brother of Lady Ella's ex-lover attacks him for revealing he swam naked with her at Buckingham Palace and took ecstasy... but he's now happily married to a 'tall white man from Tennessee'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5669667/Royals-rally-round-Lady-Ella-ex-lovers-drug-claims-brother-calls-despicable-cad.html

'A despicable cad': Brother of Lady Ella's ex-lover attacks him for revealing he swam naked with her at Buckingham Palace and took ecstasy... but he's now happily married to a 'tall white man from Tennessee'
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Shehryar Taseer, 42, a Pakistan-based media magnate, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I find it quite sickening that he has written this article weeks before the Royal wedding. It’s purely an attention-seeking piece from somebody who has been cut out of high society. It is a despicable, cad thing to do, to reveal secrets in a kiss and tell. A gentleman would never do such a thing.’
A source close to the Royal Family said: ‘What he has done is appalling and unnecessarily cruel, especially when he has only ever been shown kindness by her family.’
Another friend added: ‘How pathetic and needy to capitalise on a romance that ended 12 years ago with a treacherous cocktail of innuendo, invention, indiscretion and something akin to sour revenge.
‘What on earth for? He enjoyed the privileges of Palace life and now chooses to spit it back in his ex-girlfriend’s face.’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5669667/Royals-rally-round-Lady-Ella-ex-lovers-drug-claims-brother-calls-despicable-cad.html
It’s very odd timing talking about stuff that happened over 10 years ago. If anything, it seems that he was treated quite nicely by Ella’s parents, especially her mum who he’s branding a racist. He’s scum and it’s a good thing that he and Ella parted ways.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 11, 2018, 07:07:09 pm
Meghan's not the only American marrying into British aristocracy! Lady Victoria Hervey's brother weds US art consultant in classy London ceremony

    Lord Frederick Hervey, 38, tied the knot with art consultant Meredith Dunn, 36
    Meredith looked stunning in an elegant ivory gown and full-lenghth veil
    The wedding took place at the Brompton Oratory, south Kensington


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5718483/Lord-Frederick-Hervey-marries-glamorous-American-brunette-watched-sister-Lady-Victoria.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/11/17/4C1A518800000578-5718483-image-a-43_1526057085019.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/11/17/4C1A611000000578-5718483-image-m-48_1526057991348.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/11/18/4C1A51BF00000578-5718483-image-a-71_1526060721479.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/11/17/4C19E0D800000578-5718483-Lord_Frederick_Hervey_s_bride_Meredith_Dunn_looked_every_inch_th-a-20_1526056894268.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/11/17/4C19E70800000578-5718483-Meredith_who_went_to_Barnard_flashed_a_wide_smile_as_she_arrived-a-25_1526056894378.jpg


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 17, 2018, 01:06:04 pm
Aristocrat’s 'divorce tourist' ex-wife gets go-ahead to fight for a slice of his fortune in English courts - even though they spent almost all their married life in Scotland

    Groundbreaking decision will allow Emma Villiers's case to be heard in England
    She wants divorce battle south of Scotland were payouts are more generous
    Husband Charles Alastair Hyde Villiers calls her a cross border divorce tourist


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5740291/Aristocrats-divorce-tourist-ex-wife-fight-slice-fortune.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kahleigh on May 21, 2018, 12:58:54 pm
For anyone interested here is a video with Hugh, Duke of Westminster talking about the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, as it will open soon. Nice touch that they have audio of the late Duke (Gerald) talking about what he wanted to achieve with this project
http://www.grosvenor.com/news-views-research/news/2018/proud-supporters-of-the-defence-and-national-rehab/
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Proud supporters of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
2018 will mark the realisation of the 6th Duke of Westminster’s initiative to create a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) which will become one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres for people with trauma injuries.

Hugh recently revealed that his father donated 70 million of the 300 million required for the centre:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/c6e95124063ca83af2aa042c8c35ee94/tumblr_p9229kc3vS1wx4k9do1_1280.jpg
from https://graces-virtues-ancestry.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on June 23, 2018, 05:48:39 pm
London T'ai chi instructor lays claim to St Lucia land 'stolen' by party-loving Lord 30 years ago before he died and left it to his servant in £20m estate
After a long legal battle following the death eight years ago of his master Colin Tennant, Kent Adonai was rewarded with his multi-million-pound fortune.
The wrangling over the estate of Princess Margaret's old friend began when Lord Glenconner died in 2010, aged 83, and it emerged he had left everything to Adonai.
But the legacy was contested by the aristocrat's family, who claimed he had not been of sound mind when he rewrote his will.
The case between Lord Glenconner's grandson and heir to the title, Cody Tennant, 24, and Adonai was settled earlier this month in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
However it has since emerged that Michael Jacques, a t'ai chi instructor from South London is resurrecting his claim to parts of St Lucia which he says was stolen from him 30 years ago by Lord Glenconner.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5876899/Lord-partied-Princess-Margaret-centre-legal-battle-eight-years-death.html
What a mess. Some aristros seem so stupid in dealing with their financial affairs.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 08, 2018, 10:29:45 am
We've been booted out of Brideshead by my brother-in-law: The ousted chatelaine of Castle Howard breaks her silence on the coup that has torn her family from its ancestral home

    Rebecca Howard has spoken out after being forced out of Castle Howard
    It was the magnificent location for the classic TV series Brideshead Revisited
    She says 'a shudder goes through me' when she drives past her former home
    Ms Howard's husband had been running the house for more than 30 years
    But his brother Nicholas announced without warning he wanted to take over

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-5897357/Rebecca-Howard-opens-events-saw-husband-ousted-ancestral-seat.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 08, 2018, 11:53:24 pm
Duke of Marlborough's younger brother marries his German photographer fiancée in glittering Blenheim Palace ceremony in front of guests including Poppy Delevingne and Kate Moss

    Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill married Kimberly Hammerstroem on Saturday
    The incredible event took place at his ancestral home of Blenheim Palace
    Guests were treated to a sensational firework display and a club night named after the bride

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5931651/Duke-Marlboroughs-brother-marries-fianc-e-glittering-Blenheim-Palace-ceremony.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 14, 2018, 10:39:22 pm
Blenheim Palace heir live streams President Trump's visit on Instagram... as friends bid £50 for him to 'upskirt Malania'

    George Spencer-Churchill, the Marquess of Blandford, live streamed the event
    His high-society friends used the opportunity to make a series of ill-judged jokes
    Bloodstock agent Sam Sangster, son of racehorse owner Robert Sangster, quipped: '£50 for a molina upskirt shot

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5954653/Blenheim-Palace-heir-live-streams-President-Trumps-visit-Instagram.html


The noble, as charming as ever.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on July 16, 2018, 07:52:59 pm
Annabelle Neilson dead at 49: Alexander McQueen's best friend who was once married to a Rothschild and starred in Ladies of London passes away
Ladies Of London star Annabelle Neilson has died at the age of 49.
Rothschild is the only son and heir of banker Jacob Rothschild, and is in line to become the fifth Baron Rothschild and inherit around £500million on his father's death.
The former couple met on a beach in India, and his Rothschild's parents were described at the time as being 'appalled' by their 23-year-old son's 'vulgar' choice of wife.
After just three years of marriage, marked by hard-partying and cataclysmic rows, the couple divorced and Neilson reportedly received a generous financial settlement in return for rescinding the dynastic name and signing a confidentiality agreement.
While her young husband's parents were not pleased by their son's choice of wife, Annabelle was in fact well connected - her paternal grandmother was a second cousin of the late Queen Mother.
The brunette beauty was the daughter of Elizabeth, the Marquesa Campus di Santinelli, while her first cousin was the Earl of Warwick. As a young girl Annabelle enjoyed play dates at Warwick Castle.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5959949/Annabelle-Neilson-dead-49-Alexander-McQueens-best-friend-starred-Ladies-London.html
She seemed to have gone off the rails when she didn’t want to return to the show. I think she returned to her wild ways as she seemed to have been stuck back in the days of her with Alexander McQueen and the jet set lifestyle with her model friends. On the show, although irritating at times, she seemed to just be herself and could care less about the show. It’s a shame she died young.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 16, 2018, 08:03:41 pm
Oh wow!! I liked her on Ladies of London, she wasn't into bytch fights and was just herself and clearly aristocratic/ well-connected. Very sad, but in ways I suppose not too surprising considering her hard partying past and the company she still kept (well known druggies like K Moss). A shame she bunched up her face so terribly with surgeries.

I'm really sad by her death.

A touch surprised, you'd think someone like K Moss wouldn't be able to go on so long... Then again who knows what was going on in Annabelle's life, maybe she had a relapse after that horseriding accident that broke many bones in her body a few years ago? And McQueen's death did a number on her as well.

I'd like to know more..

Hope she's at peace.


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Post by: HRHOlya on July 16, 2018, 09:40:53 pm
She died last Thursday (12th) already!!!:

The onetime model turned Ladies Of London reality star died last Thursday, after her body was found by the ambulance service at her £3.1million ($4.1million) home in Chelsea, London, police told DailyMail.com. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The last person to see McQueen alive, she was left devastated by his death.

'He was my brother, my boyfriend, my soulmate. Most of the time people called me Mrs McQueen. Quite often we were sharing a bed,' she told the Daily Mail in 2015.

'The truth is I was happier with Lee than with anyone else. He asked me to marry him towards the end and I said no. I wish now that I had said yes.'   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5959949/Annabelle-Neilson-dead-49-Alexander-McQueens-best-friend-starred-Ladies-London.html

Final photo of Annabelle Neilson: Kate Moss' reality star BFF attended lavish Blenheim Palace wedding of her ex boyfriend just two weeks before her death

    The reality star is pictured with Moss at the wedding of ex-boyfriend Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill on July 7
    The British aristocrat was a heroin addict at just 16, but later became clean
    She was the first wife of Nat Rothschild, who she was married to from 1994 to 1997
    She was the last person to see Alexander McQueen alive before his suicide in 2015 
    Annabelle's paternal grandmother was a second cousin of the late Queen Mother
    She starred in two seasons of Bravo's Ladies of London from 2014 to 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5960035/Final-photo-Kate-Moss-reality-star-BFF-tragic-death-pair-attended-lavish-wedding.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 16, 2018, 10:18:07 pm
Correction

I'm sorry mods, please merge my posts, I did not intend to "spam"!

Apparently she died Monday, namely today (16th), she updated her instagram only 2 days ago.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlNpvlIHMTO/?hl=en&taken-by=annabelleneilson1

It seems it may have been suicide, which was my suspicion: either suicide or her body gave up (after years of drug abuse and surgeries etc: hard lifestyle).

Reports that she was found dead at her Chelsea apartment and that she died broke, but I'd say that's all speculation (for now), but not hard to believe tbh.

https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2018071650293/annabelle-neilson-dies-aged-49/


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 17, 2018, 06:58:11 pm
'Complete shock': Annabelle Neilson's family confirm aristocratic reality star passed away aged 49 from a 'heart attack' - after report she suffered a stroke alone in her London mansion

     'Very sadly, we have been informed today that my sister Annabelle, died as a result of a heart attack at home last Thursday,' said the reality star's sister Millie
    'My parents and I are devastated and shocked by this news,' she added while noting that her sister had just returned from a trip to Spain
    On July 7, five days before her death, Neilson attended the wedding of her ex-boyfriend Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill 
    Kate Moss paid tribute to her friend on Tuesday by sharing a photo of the pair from when they first met in the 90s with a broken heart emoji
    On Saturday, a post appeared on Neilson's Instagram page, leading some to believe that the reality star might still be alive
    Marissa Herbert, he costar on the Bravo show Ladies of London, saw the post and wrote:  'Annabelle is that you? xxxx'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5963051/Annabelle-Neilson-died-sudden-stroke-Ladies-London-costar-posts-heartbreaking-note.html

Neilson is survived by her parents Max and Elizabeth Neilson, and a sister, Millie.  Mr. Neilson is a property developer and his wife is an interior designer.


Andy Cohen and Ladies Of London star Caroline Fleming pay tribute to 'sweet, delicate soul' Annabelle Neilson following her death at 49

    Model and socialite's body was found at her £3m home in Chelsea last Thursday
    Her sister released a statement on behalf of the family on Tuesday
    Annabelle pictured days earlier at wedding of her ex Edward Spencer Churchill
    British aristocrat was a heroin addict at just 16 after a brutal gap year attack
    She was the first wife of Nat Rothschild and they were married from 1994 to 1997
    Alexander McQueen was her best friend and last person to see before his death

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5963177/Andy-Cohen-Caroline-Fleming-pay-tribute-Annabelle-Neilson-following-death-49.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/16/4E58638F00000578-0-image-a-9_1531842238547.jpg

On Tuesday morning, Fleming shared a sweet throwback snap of herself alongside Neilson along with a touching caption which began: 'My sweet Tinky, no words can express how devastated I feel at loosing you.

'Sweet delicate soul, you will be sorely missed.'

She continued by saying that they spoke as recently as Wednesday and that they had planned to go to lunch next week but instead it will be her funeral.

Millie released a statement on Tuesday regarding her passing which read: 'Very sadly, we have been informed today that my sister Annabelle, died as a result of a heart attack at home last Thursday. It has come as a complete shock, as she had many plans having recently returned from Spain.

'My parents and I are devastated and shocked by this news. We would ask the media to respect the privacy of our family and Annabelle’s close friends during this very difficult time. We will not be making any further statement at this time. We thank you for your consideration.'


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Post by: HRHOlya on July 19, 2018, 10:33:00 am
Queen of Clubs: Annabelle Neilson

From the Tatler archives, our 2007 interview with the late Annabelle Neilson

https://ta-images.condecdn.net/image/mP0x12zK7K1/crop/810/f/annabelle-neilson-tatler-lee-perkins-2.jpg

https://www.tatler.com/article/queen-of-clubs-annabelle-neilson



EXCLUSIVE: Inside the plush London penthouse where tragic socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson lay dead for five days - as it's revamped and sold for £2.3m

    Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead at her luxury flat in Earls Court, west London, in February last year
    Former party girl, 45, had lived in the flat she bought for £1.7million in 2005 for 13 years during her wild years
    Penthouse was refurbished by the executors of her will and sold to American owners for £2.3m - £200k less than the asking price - in January this year
    Socialite, who was friends with Prince William and Harry, died in her sleep as a result of a perforated stomach ulcer
    Her body is thought to have gone undiscovered for five days at the flat before being found by her cleaner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5967787/Inside-2-3m-London-penthouse-tragic-socialite-Tara-Palmer-Tomkinson-lay-dead-five-days.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on July 20, 2018, 02:33:13 am
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Queen's nephew David Linley hit by £1.5million loss to furniture design business
The Queen’s furniture designer nephew David Linley numbers Sir Elton John and Oprah Winfrey among his gilded clients.
But it would seem that Linley — the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, as he officially became on his father’s death early in 2017 — could do with significantly more of their patronage, judging by accounts just published for David Linley & Company Limited, which show that it plunged to a £1.5 million loss for the last financial year.
Perhaps he had other things on his mind. Linley, 56, was recently appointed by Prince of Wales as No. 2 of his new charity, The Prince’s Foundation. And the Earl has also just withdrawn from an election for a seat — reserved for hereditary peers — in the House of Lords.
Linley has endured commercial challenges before.
After the financial crisis, he turned for assistance to a Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev, nicknamed ‘Cashier to the Kremlin’, who extended him a £400,000 loan.
That connection did not, alas, endure, with Pugachev leaving the company in 2011 and ending up a fugitive in France to escape extradition to Russia whose government accused him of embezzling £655 million. Linley then found a saviour in the form of British yacht broker Jamie Edmiston, who invested £4 million — in return for 60 per cent of the business. But in 2014 Edmiston sold 56 per cent of the company to a Malaysian duo, David Chua and Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak.
Last year, the company seemed finally to have turned the corner. Declaring that it had enjoyed ‘a transformational’ 12 months, it opened a store in Piccadilly and revamped its Belgravia HQ, and announced that it had made a profit of £337,000 on sales of £13.5 million.
But that appears to have been something of a false dawn, with shareholders pumping another £2 million into the company, which employs 69 staff — and an unnamed highest paid director who trousered £297,439 last year.
The company attributes part of the loss to ‘the completion of its estate refurbishment programme’.
The company very recently opened a store in Piccadilly and revamped its Belgravia HQ as part of a turnaround
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5972739/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Queens-nephew-David-Linley-hit-1-5million-business-loss.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 27, 2018, 11:42:43 pm
Supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell lead the mourners at London funeral of socialite Annabelle Nielson, 49, who was found dead at her £3.1million Chelsea flat 'after heart attack'

    Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss joined Meg Mathews at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, central London
    Model Annabelle Neilson, 49, died of natural causes at her £3.1million Chelsea home earlier this month
    Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom were outside the church, but her ex-husband Nathaniel Rothschild was absent

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6000821/Kate-Moss-joins-Naomi-Campbell-Meg-Matthews-St-Pauls-Church-funeral-Annabelle-Nielson.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 29, 2018, 03:18:52 pm
Billionaire Viscount Chelsea's son, 19, is caught speeding through roadworks claimed he 'lost concentration because he was excited at being close to his family's Scottish estate'

    Honourable Charles William Llewellyn Cadogan, 19, admits speeding near home
    The teenager driving a BMW at 71mph in a 50mph limit when police caught him
    Plucky student told the court he drove fast as he was 'excited' about being home

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6107375/Billionaire-Viscount-Chelseas-son-19-caught-speeding-says-lost-concentration-excitement.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: YooperModerator on August 29, 2018, 03:42:45 pm
^I'm shocked.  Someone who admits,in court, to being guilty, apologizes and is fined.  What's the world coming to?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 29, 2018, 03:53:11 pm
^ lol Good way of putting it


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on August 31, 2018, 02:42:22 am
Social media royalty! Prince Harry's model cousin Lady Amelia Windsor, 23, cashes in on her rising Instagram fame with SPONSORED fashion posts (but what would the Queen say?)
Lady Amelia Windsor is now a paid influencer.
The royal, 23, shared two sponsored Instagram posts over the summer, both for Michael Kors.
Her publications, posted in July and August, come with the mention 'Paid partnership with michaelkors', which is meant to inform her followers that they are looking at an ad.
Amelia, a distant cousin of Prince Harry who is 38th in line of succession to the British throne, is represented by Storm Model Management, the same agency as Lottie Moss, Kate Moss' 20-year-old sister.
Celebrities can earn five or six-figure sums for their publications on Instagram, though the amounts vary widely depending on factors such as their number of followers and how much they engage with them.With 73,700 followers, Amelia has a significant following. However, she remains below the 100,000-follower mark and is trailing far behind certain celebrities who have built huge online communities.
One A-lister has candidly discussed her Instagram earnings in the past few months: Bella thorne.
In April this year, she revealed in the documentary Inside The Life of Bella Thorne, released by Vogue, that she earns $65,000 for a single Instagram post.
She even credited the social media platform with helping to pay for her house.
Although she did not confirm what home she was referring to, it was reported in December 2016 that Bella had spent a whopping $2 million on a 4,500-square-foot property in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.
According to Trulia, the house has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a sprawling backyard with a beautiful modern pool, a large kitchen, and an outdoor grill area.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6115965/Amelia-Windsor-shares-two-sponsored-posts-Instagram-page.html
She's now on the cover and working for Tatler. Will she now use Harry to market herself after using 'the most beautiful royal' basically got laughed at as people don't find her that pretty> She's an aristrocrate and not a royal and a distant cousin to Harry so she shouldn't be allowed to further cheapen the royal family by sing them.

What would the Queen say? Lady Kitty Spencer models a 'happy leaves' CANNABIS necklace as she poses for new Bulgari campaign in Rome
The niece of the late Princess Diana, was seen posing alongside photographer Alan Gelati in the glamorous shoot for Marie Claire Italy wearing the gold chain embellished with cut-outs in the shape of cannabis leaves
Revealing that she had the 'best time shooting', Kitty posted a few pictures of the upscale photoshoot, modelling the designer's 'Wild Pop' collection.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6113515/Lady-Kitty-Spencer-stuns-latest-Bvlgari-campaign-St-Tropez.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on September 08, 2018, 09:13:06 pm
Duke of Marlborough heir, 26, and distant relative of Winston Churchill marries his childhood sweetheart, 31, who he has been with since the age of 16 in the beautiful surroundings of Blenheim Palace

    George Spencer-Churchill, 26, and Camilla Thorp, 31, tied the knot at a church near Blenheim Palace today
    The happy couple first met when the Marquess of Blandford and heir to Blenheim Palace was just 16-years-old
    Lords and ladies arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock for the ceremony, close to the palace
    George and Camilla Spencer-Churchill were showered with confetti after the ceremony and shared a kiss

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6146135/Duke-Marlborough-heir-marries-childhood-sweetheart-age-16.html


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Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 09, 2018, 09:02:42 am
Chopped out of their father-in-law's £71milion will: Actress Tracy Worcester and Lady Caroline, who was beaten by her husband Lord Edward, won't receive A PENNY of the late Duke of Beaufort's vast fortune

David Somerset, the 11th Duke of Beaufort, was once famously described as 'ruthless yet charming ... the kindest man alive'.

Now, just over a year after the Duke's death aged 89, I can disclose that his will, by which he bequeathed a personal fortune of £71 million, seems to validate that ruthless logic.

For while making generous provision for his widow — his second wife, Miranda, who was for many years his mistress while he was still married — and all other members of his family, as well as those he employed, the Duke also made two clearly specific exceptions to the roll-call of beneficiaries, insisting they be excluded.

They are two of his then daughters-in-law, Tracy, Marchioness of Somerset, and Georgina Caroline Somerset, the wives of his eldest son, 'Bunter', the current Duke, and second son, Lord Edward Somerset, respectively.

Actress turned environmentalist Tracy, 59, long familiar with the quirks of the aristocracy — her grandfather was the 3rd Earl of Dudley — was unaware of her father-in-law's intentions.

'I had no idea — I haven't seen it [the will],' she tells me.

But the date on which the will was signed — October 3, 2014 — appears instructive.

Then Tracy and Bunter, whose three children were among the will's beneficiaries, were living separate lives, with Tracy devoting herself to her campaigning organisation, Farms Not Factories.

Clearly, the Duke appears to have foreseen possible estrangement or divorce in his sons' lives and acted accordingly, with clause 3.1.1.7 of the will specifically cutting out Tracy and Caroline.

Earlier this year, Tracy and Bunter, the 12th Duke of Beaufort and now 66, finalised their divorce, after which he married Georgia Powell, granddaughter of novelist Anthony Powell.

The couple live at the 52,000-acre family seat, the 40-bedroom Badminton House, whose walls are dripping with masterpieces, including two Canalettos.

Caroline's husband, Edward, received a two-year jail sentence at the beginning of 2014 for subjecting her to actual bodily harm. The couple were then estranged and the marriage has been at an end for some time.

The Duke signed his will just a few days before Edward — having served only seven months in prison — was released.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6254291/Beaufort-chops-daughters-law-71-million-will.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on October 13, 2018, 08:02:47 pm
Apparently Hugh Grosvenor has split from his girlfriend.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6271479/Britains-eligible-bachelor-Duke-Windsor-rumoured-split-girlfriend.html

(I'm getting my new PC tomorrow MODs so should be able to copy and paste properly).


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 13, 2018, 09:23:43 pm
^ That seems to be very old news though, supposedly they split last year already for good, if not even before last year. Harriet moved a few months ago to South Africa (for work). Very hard to get to the family and news & gossip on them. The dm must be working hard to have some mule. The article also seems almost lifted from tumblr blogs, because this has been a very recent discussion there... :think:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Little light on October 13, 2018, 09:49:08 pm
I thought it was an on/off relationship.

Sorry


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 13, 2018, 10:07:15 pm
^ Please don't apologize! It's good info nonetheless, I too thought about posting the article :flower: This is a discussion board after all and we all know media isn't always right ;) There's also usually more to any story and the rumour mill has it that they broke up ages ago (for good..?) and that she's fairly recently moved abroad (for her job). The biggest problem with the G family (and some others too, the Percys come to mind and fairly little is known about the (younger) Spencers too.. and many more!) is that they are incredibly private, so getting info is quite hard and what you do get is questionable, 1. because of lack of sources and 2. because we don't know them so it's hard to judge the truth of any story because there's no precedent or pattern... :Kate:


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 21, 2018, 11:29:21 pm
Why I named my designer label after Lord Lucan: The Lucan name is forever tainted by a brutal society murder, yet that hasn’t stopped the infamous Earl’s daughter-in-law reclaiming it for a glamorous fashion line

    Fie, 40, who is the 8th Countess of Lucan shared the inspiration behind her label
    She explained the mysterious history surrounding the label's name, Lord Lucan
    Lord Lucan was accused of murdering their family nanny in 1975 
    Fie believes naming the brand Lady Lucan would've left no room for menswear
    She was inspired by country-sports for her designs priced from £95 upwards

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6300681/Why-named-designer-label-Lord-Lucan.html



Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on November 22, 2018, 12:57:22 pm
How Twitter helped turn Lady Beth Douglas from prodigy to prostitute: It’s the shocking untold story behind the tragic death of the society beauty who’d become a heroin-using escort

    Lady Beth Douglas, 18, died of cardiac failure caused by drugs on March 7th
    She had previously not injected drugs, almost certainly someone helped her
    She had been an academically-gifted violin prodigy just two years earlier
    Police claim her death isn't 'suspicious' and haven't launched an investigation
    Lady Beth began using Twitter to advertise for 'meets' months before her death
    The Mail visited the Notting Hill flat where she died last week
    One occupant of the property was seen taking cocaine in broad daylight

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6415315/How-Twitter-helped-turn-Lady-Beth-prodigy-prostitute.html

I don't understand how someone can spiral like this. What a waste.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 22, 2018, 10:35:24 pm
What is going ON with that social set, that so many end up so self-destructive?


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 03, 2018, 10:16:59 pm
Future Duke of Marlborough, 26, and his wife the new Marchioness of Blandford, 31, share details of their breathtaking society wedding at the family seat of Blenheim Palace

    George Spencer-Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, married Camilla Thorp, 31, in September
    The couple, who met 10 years ago, held their reception at his family seat of Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire
    Guests enjoyed a reception beneath a marquee on the South Lawn before a black tie affair in the evening
    Drinks in the Great Hall were followed by a three-course meal and a dance party where the couple let loose

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6454865/Future-Duke-Marlborough-26-wife-reveal-details-society-wedding.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 09, 2018, 11:02:14 am
The Making of a Marchioness

The childhood sweethearts married at Blenheim Palace

Modern-day fairy tales do exist. Handsome polo player George, the Marquess of Blandford and future 13th Duke of Marlborough, married his childhood sweetheart, the effervescent, petite and unfailingly polite Camilla Thorp, at Blenheim Palace this autumn. They met when 26-year-old George was only 16, while on holiday on the Isle of Wight. ‘One day he just started holding my hand,’ Camilla, 31, says sweetly, sitting in the drawing room at Blenheim Palace. ‘Our parents have been friends for years, which made life much easier. We didn’t have to do the whole “meet the parents” thing.’

[...]

https://www.tatler.com/article/the-making-of-a-marchioness


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Alexandrine on December 09, 2018, 11:25:41 am
Very easy access to drugs. Some can survive it but most of them no.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 10, 2018, 12:24:06 am

I do think the easy access comes from drug pushers who successfully push their way in via the nightclubs that these aristos frequent. Pushers are clever and know how to insinuate their way in and cleverly spike drinks, spike food, or just pass it to someone while dancing with them. I also think that the big reason pushers get access is because aristos are not staying among their estates (perfect places to hold parties and dance the night away). I really cannot understand why they venture into such places where it's awash with drugs, pimps looking to recruit young idiots while selling others to 'clients,' and it's not like aristocratic estates don't have the best booze.

I watched a documentary about the aristocracy, about the so called 'season' and I was astonished at how idyllic it was in many areas. They looked ELEGANT and refined and the very definition of the word 'glamorous' and it amazed me at how cultivated they aspired to be. How they were always dressed to the nines, coiffed carefully, and behaved impeccably. Their morals might have been horrific behind closed doors, but you would never have known. Clean games, dancing in ballrooms, and they wouldn't DARE be shown publicly drunk. It's a shame that aristos these days have absolutely zero respect for themselves.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on January 24, 2019, 10:34:44 pm
Tears of relief: British aristocrat, 33, embraces his girlfriend after he is CLEARED of smuggling £4.5million of cocaine into Kenya - two years after he was arrested over drug-filled shipping container found at his sugar company

    Case against Jack Marrian, grandson of late Earl of Cawdor, has been abandoned
    US anti-drug agents said he didn't know of 99.9kg cocaine in shipping container
    Mr Marrian, 33, has been fighting case through Nairobi courts since July 2016
    Faced a possible prison sentence in Kenya of 30 years if he had been convicted

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6629673/British-aristocrat-33-CLEARED-smuggling-4-5million-cocaine-Kenya.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on February 08, 2019, 05:20:01 pm
Viscountess Weymouth shares a glimpse at her lavish life in her sprawling 130-room Longleat home - complete with a hidden bookcase door, feeding time with giraffes and sumptuous dinner parties
    The Viscountess of Weymouth shared a glimpse at her lavish life at her 130-room Longleat home in Wiltshire
    Emma, 32, married Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, 44, in 2013, and the pair share John, 4, and Henry, 1
    The model enjoys a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion's stunning rooms
    Is also an avid animal lover and posts updates on the 500 animals that are spread over the 9,000 acres of land
And the mother-of-two's Instagram account, to which she shares regular updates with her 30,000 followers, boasts a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion's stunning rooms, contrasted with wholesome days exploring the wildlife park, and helping to feed the 500 animals spread over 9,000 acres.
In December 2016 she welcomed his little brother, the Honourable Henry Richard Isaac Thynn, via surrogate at a private clinic in West Hollywood.
Emma grew up Emma McQuiston in Kensington, daughter of English socialite Suzanna McQuiston and Chief Oladipo Jadesimi, a Nigerian oil magnate who gave her away at her wedding.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6678499/Viscountess-Emma-Weymouth-shares-glimpse-lavish-Longleat-life.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: windsor2 on March 03, 2019, 04:12:23 am
'Princess Pushy' company rakes in £1.3m in three years but paid zero tax
    Cantium Services is an umbrella firm for the couple’s commercial activities
    Prince Michael, 76, who is the Queen’s cousin, works as a business consultant
    Princess Michael of Kent has written books and earns money public speaking
    Nicknamed ‘Princess Pushy’ because of her supposedly assertive personality
A company owned by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent turned over £1.3 million in the past three years – yet paid no tax.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6765289/Princess-Pushy-company-rakes-1-3m-three-years-paid-zero-tax.html


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: Snowpea on March 03, 2019, 03:49:37 pm
Viscountess Weymouth shares a glimpse at her lavish life in her sprawling 130-room Longleat home - complete with a hidden bookcase door, feeding time with giraffes and sumptuous dinner parties
    The Viscountess of Weymouth shared a glimpse at her lavish life at her 130-room Longleat home in Wiltshire
    Emma, 32, married Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, 44, in 2013, and the pair share John, 4, and Henry, 1
    The model enjoys a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion's stunning rooms
    Is also an avid animal lover and posts updates on the 500 animals that are spread over the 9,000 acres of land
And the mother-of-two's Instagram account, to which she shares regular updates with her 30,000 followers, boasts a life of opulent dresses and glamorous dinner parties in the mansion's stunning rooms, contrasted with wholesome days exploring the wildlife park, and helping to feed the 500 animals spread over 9,000 acres.
In December 2016 she welcomed his little brother, the Honourable Henry Richard Isaac Thynn, via surrogate at a private clinic in West Hollywood.
Emma grew up Emma McQuiston in Kensington, daughter of English socialite Suzanna McQuiston and Chief Oladipo Jadesimi, a Nigerian oil magnate who gave her away at her wedding.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6678499/Viscountess-Emma-Weymouth-shares-glimpse-lavish-Longleat-life.html


Seems like a self-serving digger and climber herself.


Title: Re: British Aristocracy: News & Pictures III
Post by: HRHOlya on March 10, 2019, 11:42:36 am
Why an aristocratic family sold this boy for £500

When Eleanor Anstruther was growing up, her father Ian made no secret of the fact that he had been given away by his own mother. As an adult, she was determined to find out what lay behind this shocking family event

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-6756969/Why-aristocratic-family-sold-boy-500.html