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Tilly Losch (Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnarvon) - dancer and actress who became a Countess - married  Henry Herbert, 6th Earl of Carnarvon.

Tilly Losch (Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnarvon) - dancer and actress who became a Countess - married Henry Herbert, 6th Earl of Carnarvon.

Lady Fiona Carnarvon, Godmother of Viking Skadi, addresses the guests at the Viking River Cruises christening ceremony. Lady Fiona Carnarvon is the wife of George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon. She recently authored the New York Times Bestseller "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere."

Lady Fiona Carnarvon, Godmother of Viking Skadi, addresses the guests at the Viking River Cruises christening ceremony. Lady Fiona Carnarvon is the wife of George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon. She recently authored the New York Times Bestseller "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere."

Lady of the manor: Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, writes a blog about her life running Highclere Castle

Lady of the manor: Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, writes a blog about her life running Highclere Castle

Henry, the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, whose racy life is mirrored in ITV's Downton Abbey.

Henry, the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, whose racy life is mirrored in ITV's Downton Abbey.

Lafayette Portrait Studios. London, 1900: Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Courtesy of Highclere Castle Archives. She was the real life countess at the time of the fictional Downton Abbey- really Highclerc Castle. Her father was a Rothchild & she put millions into the estate. Her husband was a famed Egyptian explorer & archeologist.

Lafayette Portrait Studios. London, 1900: Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Courtesy of Highclere Castle Archives. She was the real life countess at the time of the fictional Downton Abbey- really Highclerc Castle. Her father was a Rothchild & she put millions into the estate. Her husband was a famed Egyptian explorer & archeologist.

Almina Herbert, 5th Countess of Carnarvon. The Earl of Carnarvon developed an interest in Egyptology + became the financial backer of the search for Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, assisted by Almina's wealth. In 11/1922 Carnarvon was present with archaeologist Howard Carter at the opening of the tomb. In 3/1923 Carnarvon developed pneumonia, he died 5.4.1923, + Almina returned to England with his body. Later in 1923 Almina married Lieut-Col Ian Onslow Dennistoun.

Almina Herbert, 5th Countess of Carnarvon. The Earl of Carnarvon developed an interest in Egyptology + became the financial backer of the search for Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, assisted by Almina's wealth. In 11/1922 Carnarvon was present with archaeologist Howard Carter at the opening of the tomb. In 3/1923 Carnarvon developed pneumonia, he died 5.4.1923, + Almina returned to England with his body. Later in 1923 Almina married Lieut-Col Ian Onslow Dennistoun.

Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury.  The film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey. The real owner is the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury. The film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey. The real owner is the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

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