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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Grand-mama mia! Tamara Beckwith's new moniker…

Sep 29, 2022

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Grand-mama mia! Tamara Beckwith’s new moniker… courtesy of her granddaughter

When Tamara Beckwith became a grandmother at the age of 48, she insisted she wanted to be referred to as ‘Glam-ma’. The former ‘It’ girl’s four-year-old granddaughter, Luna, has ended up using an even more unusual moniker.

‘Luna calls my mum ‘Nonnatiti’,’ Luna’s mother, Anouska Beckwith, 35, tells me at the launch of her photography exhibition, At The Altar Of Time, at Fitzrovia Chapel in London. ‘Nonni, or Nonna, is Italian for grandmother. Then my mum insisted on adding the titi at the end.’

Tamara is married to Italian businessman Giorgio Veroni.

Anouska Beckwith and Tamara Beckwith attend a private view of ‘At The Altar Of Time’, a solo exhibition by Anouska Beckwith, at Fitzrovia Chapel

Tamara Beckwith became a grandmother at the age of 48. Here with daughter Anouska when she was 7

Duke puts family pile up for sale (Yours for £4.75m) 

The King is said to be considering turning Balmoral into a museum, while retaining Birkhall — once the Queen Mother’s residence — which he considers his ‘true home’ on the 50,000-acre Scottish estate.

But there will be no similar consolation for another working royal, the Duke of Gloucester.

I can reveal that Richard Gloucester, a first cousin of the late Queen, has put the magnificent Barnwell Manor, in Northamptonshire, on the market for the best offer above £4.75 million. Aside from its eight-bedroom Tudor manor house, Barnwell has a gatehouse with twin round towers and ancient stone walls — the remnants of Barnwell Castle, built in 1266.

I can reveal that Richard Gloucester, a first cousin of the late Queen, has put the magnificent Barnwell Manor, in Northamptonshire, on the market for the best offer above £4.75 million

Aside from its eight-bedroom Tudor manor house, Barnwell has a gatehouse with twin round towers and ancient stone walls

This bewitching setting was the childhood home of the Duke and his older brother, Prince William of Gloucester, who died tragically aged 30 while competing for the Goodyear International Air Trophy in 1972. The Duke’s mother, Princess Alice, who was widowed two years later, remained at Barnwell, which held a special place in her heart. It had been granted to her family, the Montagus, by Henry VIII and, in her childhood, was owned by her grandfather, the 6th Duke of Buccleuch, until he sold it in 1913.

Princess Alice returned to Barnwell 25 years later, when her husband — third son of George V — bought it for the princely sum of £37,000, using much of the money his father bequeathed him.

Richard, The Duke of Gloucester stands with Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. The house was the childhood home of the Duke and his older brother, Prince William of Gloucester, who died tragically aged 30

After the grievous loss of her elder son and her husband, she had the consolation that her younger son, who had succeeded his father as Duke of Gloucester, lived with her at Barnwell, together with his Danish wife, Birgitte, and their three children.

But, in 1995, the cost of maintaining the house became too much. Rather than selling, the Duke let Barnwell to an antiques firm, while he and his family moved to Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace. I’m told that, despite Barnwell’s impending sale, the Gloucesters hope to continue their association with the area.

In 2018, they moved to a smaller property in Kensington Palace, so Apartment 1 could be used by Prince Harry and Meghan. But the Sussexes, of course, now live in California.

in 1995, the cost of maintaining the house became too much. Rather than selling, the Duke let Barnwell to an antiques firm, while he and his family moved to Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace

I’m told that, despite Barnwell’s impending sale, the Gloucesters hope to continue their association with the area

Royal mourning officially ended on Tuesday and Lady Amelia Windsor is living life in colour again.

The model, 27, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin the Duke of Kent, sashayed down the catwalk for the Zeynep Kartal x Li & Fung show at London Fashion Week. She wore a pink couture ruffle dress designed by Manchester-based Turkish designer Kartal for her runway appearance.

Lady Amelia was among the members of the extended Royal Family who attended the Queen’s funeral.

The model, 27, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin the Duke of Kent, sashayed down the catwalk for the Zeynep Kartal x Li & Fung show at London Fashion Week

Lady Amelia was among the members of the extended Royal Family who attended the Queen’s funeral

Middleton’s pup Bertie trains to be a Guide Dog 

The Princess of Wales’s dog-loving brother, James Middleton, has named one of his Golden Retriever Mabel’s eight puppies Bertie, after the Queen’s father, Albert, who reigned as George VI. And Bertie is going to become a Guide Dog for the Blind.

‘The Queen dedicated her life to service and it’s with great pride that I can announce Bertie has been chosen to dedicate his life to service, too,’ Middleton says. ‘I wanted to donate a puppy to become a future assistance dog and this is where Guide Dogs came in and Bertie’s journey began.’

  • The Queen’s funeral made a big impression on comedian Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage. ‘I told my family not to go to quite so much trouble,’ the 88-year-old Australian says of his own demise. ‘But if they insist, they may.’ Humphries was given a bottle of champagne as a thank-you present by the charity Lord’s Taverners for speaking at a tribute lunch at Lord’s cricket ground yesterday for chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson. ‘A perfect gift for a teetotaller,’ says Humphries, who hasn’t had a drink for nearly 50 years after a battle with the booze. 

The Queen’s funeral made a big impression on comedian Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, who turned 50 this week amid great fanfare, is struggling to understand her children. The Hollywood star has a son and daughter, Moses, 16, and Apple, 18, with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, 45. ‘They’re always saying these weird words and abbreviations,’ Paltrow reports. ‘Like the other day, I asked them a question and they responded, ‘A hundo P’. And I was, like, ‘Pardon me?’ Hundo P, for the uninitiated, is an abbreviation of 100 per cent.

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