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Georgina Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk - Designs of a duchess - The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk are pure A-list, appearing in Tatler’s Top Ten Most Invited. But the hottest events of the summer are held at their own home at Arundel Castle as part of the town’s celebrated festival, as the Duchess of Norfolk reveals to Ian Trevett
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (third creation), KG Earl Marshal (10 March 1536 – 2 June 1572) was an English nobleman. Norfolk was the son of the poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. He was taught as a child by John Foxe, the Protestant martyrologist, who remained a lifelong recipient of Norfolk's patronage. His father predeceased his grandfather, so Norfolk inherited the Dukedom of Norfolk upon the death of his grandfather, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in 1554.
1st January 1941: The young Deborah Mitford, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. When she married Andrew Cavendish, as the second son he did not expect to become duke, but his older brother was killed in the second world war
Amanda (12th) Duchess of Devonshire, nee Amanda Carmen Heywood-Lonsdale, married Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire KCVO CBE on 28.6.1967. They have 3 children, the heir to the dukedom is William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (b. 1969). His son and heir apparent is James Cavendish, Lord Cavendish (b. 2010)
Mary Howard, Duchess of Norfolk (née Blount; c. 1712 – 1773), was the wife of Edward Howard, 9th Duke of Norfolk. According to the astronomer William Wales, she had asked the explorer Captain James Cook to have an island named after her; he had not heard about the Duchess's death when he discovered Norfolk Island and named it in her honour.