Great interest was aroused on both sides of G the Atlantic in 1908, when the engagement of the Earl of Granard, Master of the Horse, and at that time Assistant Minister to the Postmaster-general, to Miss Beatrice Ogden Mills, one of the wealthiest heiresses in New York, and a niece of Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, was announced. The marriage took place in 1909, and Lady Granard quickly won her way into English society. She has frequently been a guest of the Royal Family, and at Forbes House, in Halkin Street, and Castle Forbes, her beautiful country residence in County Longford, frequently entertains large parties. Indeed, Lady Granard, whose husband is on the Liberal side, has gained a reputation as a political hostess. Her ladyship is an active tennis player and daring horsewoman. Since the birth of her little daughter, Moira, Lady Granard has given up the delights of the chase.
The Countess of Granard Thompson