On November 22, 1909, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch celebrated their golden wedding at Dalkeith House, one of their Scottish homes. The Duchess is a daughter of the first Duke of Abercorn, and, like her husband, whose rent-roll has been computed at £300,000 per annum, a great friend of the Royal Family. The Duchess of Buccleuch for many years filled the position of Mistress of the Robes to the late Queen Victoria, and afterwards held the same office to Queen Alexandra. A grande dame in every sense of the term, the Duchess has no liking for the smart society of to-day, but jealously preserves the traditions of the old aristocracy, and is perhaps the most exclusive leader of society. Of the eight children born to the Duke and Duchess, all are still living except their eldest son, who was accidentally killed while deer-stalking in 1886. The heir to the dukedom, the present Earl of Dalkeith, married Lady Margaret Bridgeman.
The Duchess of Buccleuch Thomson