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Our first Colonial peer has been O twice married, first, in 1853, to Charlotte Annie, daughter of Benjamin Kane, who died in 1896, and afterwards, in 1897, to Miss Gian Tufnell, daughter of the late Captain Robert Tufnell, R.n. Lady Mount Stephen is one of the oldest friends of Queen Mary. Indeed, before her marriage she was Lady-in-waiting to Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck, and that most popular of Royal ladies and her daughter took a deep interest in her wedding. As a matter of fact, Lady Mount Stephen was the constant companion of the Queen in the days when she was Princess Mary, and the Royal family frequently visited Brocket Hall, near Hatfield, which, by the way, was originally the residence of Lord Cowper.
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Lady Mount Stephen, however, plays considerably little part in social life in town, preferring Brocket to her fine residence in Carlton House Terrace. She is exceedingly popular in the Hatfield neighbourhood, and her many benefactions have endeared her to hundreds. Lord and Lady Mount Stephen have no children, and some years ago adopted a daughter of Canadian birth, who is now the wife of Lord Northcote.