As befits the wife of one of the keenest of yachts-men, the Marchioness of Ormonde is a great lover of sport and outdoor life. Her marriage dates back to 1876, when she was nineteen years of age. She is a daughter of the first Duke of Westminster, and was known as one of the greatest beauties of the day. Even now she is a most attractive-looking woman, in spite of the fact that she is a grand-mother, her eldest daughter, Lady Beatrice Butler, who married Lieut.-general Pole-carew in 1901, having one son and two daughters. The Marchioness's other daughter, Lady Constance Butler, is still unmarried, and spends most of her time with her mother at their Irish home, Kilkenny Castle, one of the oldest inhabited houses in the world, many of the rooms being as they were eight hundred years ago. Boating and walking comprise the Marchioness's re-creations when at Kilkenny, which she only leaves for the Cowes week, and for the Riviera during the winter months. Like most popular people, the Marchioness answers to a pet name, and has all her life been known as "Lilah."
The Marchioness of Ormonde