An older person who is setting an example for me, I hope!
She is the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and has a great look in her 90th year:
To me she looks so simply elegant and normal that I find posting about her after the KK cover is somehow right and resets the balance for my web site. Needless to say I admire everything I hear and read about Debo, her nickname. She is a truly cultured person who has done some extraordinary things in spite of being an aristocrat in a democratic age and carried it all off with deliberate charm and simplicity, or so I imagine it was. Her family connections extend to JFK so there has to be something special about her.
I will come back here and post more about my own feelings about taking her as an example for my own modest life.
- A Duchess With a Common Touch (nytimes.com)
- The Duchess of Devonshire: ‘When you are very old, you cry over some things, but not a lot’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Elvis, Chatsworth, JFK and me (telegraph.co.uk)