One of the most intimate friends of Queen Alexandra, and belonging by birth to the oldest Roman Catholic nobility, the Marquise d'hautpoul occupies an enviable position in society. Prior to her marriage to the Marquis d'hautpoul, in 1891, the Marquise was Miss Julia Stonor, the only daughter of Mrs. Stonor, who, it may perhaps be remembered, was one of the intimate friends of Queen Alexandra. When she died her Majesty interested herself in her daughter, to whom she offered the unique honour of spending her honeymoon at Sandringham. The Marquise prefers the quiet of country life to the whirl of smart society, and that is why so little is heard of her by the public. In June, 1909, however, she emerged from her semi-retirement to take part in the great charity fete at Olympia, held under Queen Alexandra's direct patronage, in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.
The Marquise d'hautpoul Lallie Charles