During their documentary about elite lifestyles, How the Other Half Lives, broadcasters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford visit Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland. As the couple approach Belvoir Castle, the Duchess’s family seat in Leicestershire, an important question suddenly occurs to Ruth. Continue reading “How to Address Individuals with Aristocratic Titles”
Who are the privileged owners of Downton Abbey, the English country estate at the heart of the famous TV drama? In the minds of the tens of millions of fans of the series, which was first broadcast in 2010 and set around 100 years earlier, Downton will always belong to Robert and Cora Crawley, 7th Earl and Countess of Grantham. Continue reading “The Real Lord and Lady of Downton Abbey”
Founded in London in 1769, Debrett’s is a national institution and leading authority on upper-class society. The company has produced Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage, a comprehensive guide to the holders of British hereditary titles, at regular intervals for more than 250 years.
If you’re curious to discover whether the Duke of Westminster is married or where the Earl of Devon was educated, for example, you can consult Debrett’s pages. Continue reading “Debrett’s – An Authority on Elite Society for Over 250 Years”