Thursday, December 3, 2020

No. 18 - The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

Countess of CarnarvonThe chatelaine of Carnarvon Castle, the Countess of Carnarvon is a lady who doesn’t mince her words. In a March 2015 interview with the Mail Online, Lady Carnarvon complained about Ralph Lauren taking selfies on her staircase and stated she’d “rather spend [her] money on dog food” than deal with bills for lawyers in her spat with her neighbour Lord Lloyd Webber. Of the implications of her home appearing as the Grantham residence on Downton Abbey, this Fulham raised mother of one added: “It’s like that show, Poke Your Nose Through the Keyhole… I do get annoyed when visitors chuck litter about”. One better just make sure Andrew Lloyd Webber’s nowhere to be seen as Lady Carnarvon determinedly concludes of her persona: “I am a woman who knows which battles to fight”.

 

 

The Roll Call - DYNASTIES AND GRANDEES

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Nadja Swarovski-Adams

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Nadja Swarovski-Adams (AKA “Nadja Swarovski”)

Brooke Barzun (née Brooke Brown) – Ambassador’s wife

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Brooke Barzun

Stavros Niarchos III (AKA ‘Stav’ Niarchos)

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Stavros Niarchos III

HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

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HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

Anna Thynn, Marchioness of Bath (stage and pen name: Anna Gael, AKA “Lady Bass”)

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The Marchioness of Bath

His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

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His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

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Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

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Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

Lord Mostyn, Greg Mostyn, 7th Baron Mostyn

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Lord Mostyn

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

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His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

he Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

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The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

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Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

India Rose James

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India Rose James

Galen and Hilary Weston

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Galen and Hilary Weston

Robert Durst

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Robert Durst

Countess of Carnarvon

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The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

Rafael de Medina

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Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria

Patty Hearst

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Patricia Campbell Hearst-Shaw (better known as Patty Hearst)

Alejandro Santo Domingo

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Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

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Rose van Cutsem (née Rose Astor)

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Edward Cavendish (full name “Edward William Henry Delmar Cavendish”)

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Delphine Arnault

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Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

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Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine (born Franz Prinz von Bayern)

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Lady Wolfson

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His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

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Bobby and Ivey Leidy (AKA Mr and Mrs Robert Leidy, Jr.)

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Charles Cadogan, The Rt. Hon. the 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL

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Pear Pimpisa Chirathivat (แพร พิมพิศา จิราธิวัฒน์)

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Arkadiy Abramovich (Аркадий Романович Абрамович)

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Matthew Winthrop Barzun

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Jean-Christophe, His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon

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Lauren Bush Lauren (nickname: “LBL”)

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Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

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Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

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The Hon. Imogen Lloyd Webber

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Charles Morgan

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Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait

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W.L. “Lyons” Brown III


6 COMMENTS

  1. She ought to sell to Lord Lloyd Webber. He’d have the good sense not to allow ghastly television crews in. Talk about lowering the tone. Next she’ll be selling the silver.

  2. I’m surprised she let those 4 legged thingies wander around the lawn making all those holes, and dropping woopsies everywhere. Having said that I have some advice for those who are under about 5 ft 2inches tall. Don’t stand to close the back end of the said thingies, and NOT because of the feet.

  3. It is not their “family home” – they live in a (large) farmhouse in the grounds most of the time or certainly did until recently. It has been a bit of a financial millstone round their necks for a long time. She has won many friends in the area for giving Lloyd-Webber short shrift tho. He has a reputation locally for being high-handed with all and sundry and for throwing tantrums when he doesn’t get his own way. Having said that, his objection was to the plan to build houses in an AONB, outside the village envelope, which a lot of people objected to. The Carnarvons wanted to have an exception to the normal planning rules because they needed the money. That is why LLW offered to buy Highclere in a letter to the Planning Dept – implying that if they were desperate for money, he could take Highclere off their hands…. Rather tongue in cheek, I think, but bloody cheek as well.

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