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Lord Nicholas Windsor is the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, a great-grandson of King George V. He is a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. Lord Nicholas is not in the line of succession to the British throne as he converted to Roman Catholicsm in 2001. Nicholas Charles Edward Johnathan was born in 1970 at University College Hospital, London, and was the first member of the British Royal Family to be born in a hospital.

Eltham Palace Stephen and Ginnie Courtauld In 1919 Stephen completed the ascent of the Innominata face of Mont Blanc. In the same year he met Virginia ‘Ginie’ Peirano at Courmayeur in the Italian Alps. They seemed an unlikely couple – Stephen was so typically British and reserved his friends accepted ‘would not use two words if one would do’. Ginie, by contrast, was a vivacious, divorced marchioness and a descendent of Vlad the Impaler. She paraded the ultimate in chic and sported a large…

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Built in in Mexico City, this house designed to look like a seashell was inspired by a family's desire to live in an unconventional style home. Mission accomplished. The Nautilus House was designed by architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica.

DUNGUAIRE CASTLE … County Galway During the summer months, when Dunguaire Castle is open to the public (April-October), a Medieval Banquet is held every night with costumed performers who continue the traditions of Dunguaire with harp music, song and storytelling. The castle’s superb artistes will inspire you with the profound and the humorous, the irreverent and the incisive words of the literary giants who met here.