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It is generally acknowledged that Lady Helen Vincent is one of the loveliest women in England. In feature, complexion, figure, and carriage she approaches so near to perfection that many consider her to be without a rival.
A mass . of splendid golden-brown hair forms a fitting crown to her beautiful head, which is poised with such rare grace on her slender neck that she has been nicknamed " the Swan." Her marriage to Sir Edgar Vincent, in 1890, was jokingly called the "Swan and Edgar" wedding. Lady Helen is the very antithesis of the athletic society lady of to-day, for she neither hunts, shoots, plays golf, or drives a motor. Her only strenuous recreation is skating, and she has the reputation of being one of the most skilful and graceful skaters in society to-day. Gardening, however, is her chief recreation, and at Esher Place, her delightful home in Surrey, the grounds have been enormously improved under her direction. On several occasions Lady Helen has entertained Royalty at Esher Place. She also has a beautiful palace in Venice.
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