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The Real Countess of Downton Abbey Deciphers Secrets of the Series

By Clifford Pugh (original source Culture Map) 

“Havng 150 cast and crew members running around Highclere Castle doesn’t ruffle the lady of the house. While an episode of season six of Downton Abbey was recently being filmed,  Lady Fiona Carnarvon was sitting in her “very messy” study, surrounded by books on gardening while researching a new book, as she chatted on the phone with CultureMap.

The reason for our conversation: She’s headed across the pond as the guest of honor at Highclere Tea Friday at the St. Regis Hotel to benefit Houston Public Media. At the tea, hosted by Lynn Wyatt, the Countess of Carnarvon, the wife of George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon, will discuss the history of the castle popularized by the wildly popular PBS series.”

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