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Friday, November 6, 2015

Viscountess Astor

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception


Lady Astor, David Cameron’s MUCH grander mother-in-law


Early start: The businesswoman, now 67, started her own jewellery business at the age of 19, which soon became a favourite with celebrities and royalty all over the world - including Princess Diana
Viscountess Astor

Her mother, Pandora, was one of the three dazzling daughters of Sir Bede Clifford, a governor of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of a family famous for the loveliness of its women going back to the Middle Ages.
Annabel’s paternal grandmother was Enid Bagnold, author of National Velvet, the novel about a young girl who rode a horse to victory in the Grand National, which gave Elizabeth Taylor her first screen role.
When she was born, Annabel’s parents lived with her grandparents in smart Hyde Park Gate, central London, next door to Winston Churchill, who was between his two terms as prime minister. source



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