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« Reply #140 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
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« Reply #141 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
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« Reply #142 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...
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« Reply #143 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
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« Reply #144 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.
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« Reply #145 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"..
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« Reply #146 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
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« Reply #147 on: September 27, 2017, 01:35:32 am »

^Sad but riveting story behind the story.  Is there a book about her life?
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« Reply #148 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
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« Reply #149 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..
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« Reply #150 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
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« Reply #151 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
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« Reply #152 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.
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« Reply #153 on: September 29, 2017, 04:20:48 pm »

 thankyou for the book and docu info!!!  This has really caught my attention. 
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« Reply #154 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
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« Reply #155 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

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« Reply #156 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
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« Reply #157 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
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« Reply #158 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
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