Two Days with the real Countess of Downton Abbey

February of 2014 was an exciting month for me. While co-chairing the Music In The Gardens for Nashville’s 24th Annual Antiques & Garden Show, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on Lady Carnarvon…the eighth and current Countess of Highclere Castle. Though I was not up to speed with the mega-popular Downton Abbey television series, I got a first hand glimpse into the lifestyle of the real Downtown Abbey, herself. Whilst exchanging thoughts on everything from current events to cheeky beauty shop gossip, hardly a “blarney stone” was left unturned! We covered everything from Kate Middleton’s hair to the hits and misses of our hotel room surroundings. Our most touching topic of conversation, however, was sharing our parallel accounts of losing our mothers, both recently. Lady Carnarvon was deeply warm and compassionate, making me feel as though I was one of her dearest friends.

Lady Carnarvon photographed in center, among leading volunteers of the 2014 Antiques & Garden Show

Lady Carnarvon photographed in center, among leading volunteers of the 2014 Antiques & Garden Show



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