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Golly gosh! Vancouver welcomes the real countess of Downton Abbey

Lady Fiona Carnarvon

(Original source CTV News) 

“For Vancouverites feeling less than spiffing about the imminent end to Downton Abbey, respite was at hand Friday at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Fans, suitably attired in Edwardian and 1920s styles, gathered to welcome and share afternoon tea with the Countess of Carnarvon, who makes her home in Highclere Castle, known to the world as the setting for Downton Abbey.

Unlike her fictional counterpart, Lady Carnarvon does not live a life of leisure; dividing her time between researching and writing historical biographies, maintaining Highclere Castle and using her home’s increased profile to raise money for a number of charities.”

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