Although she does not move much in society preferring to live quietly at her lovely Scottish home, Buchanan Castle, the Duchess of Montrose has been selected as one of Queen Mary's canopy bearers at the Corona tion, an honour which was also conferred upon her at the coronation of Queen Alexandra and King Edward. The Duchess has been called " the uncrowned Queen of Glasgow," and, since her marriage, has been associated with every good work carried on in that town. Close to her picturesque home near Loch Lomond, she has established a charming holiday-house where slum children may enjoy a health-giving sojourn in the summer. Before she married the Duke, in 1876, the Duchess was Miss Violet Graham, sister of Lord Crewe's first wife. Her own family numbers five-three sons and two daughters-the heir to the dukedom being the Marquis of Graham, who, in 1906, married Lady Mary Hamilton, one of the richest women in the kingdom. The Duchess is never so happy as when moving among the people of her own quiet northern moorlands, whose affection and admiration for her is very real.

The Duchess of Montrose Speaight

The Duchess of Montrose Speaight