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Nobs Aplenty

by | 1st, October 2003

‘SAY what you like about the aristocracy, but they can breed. Cut their heads off, like the Frenchies tried a couple of centuries ago, and they just grow two in its place.

‘If it’s a girl, we’ll call her Tracy and if it’s a boy Daryl’

And that is just as well because what the last thing the world needs right now is a shortage of posh people.

Who would ride the polo ponies? Who would call their children names like Tarquin and Arabella? And who would fill the pages of Hello! magazine?

This week Hello! does posh in ways that David Beckham couldn’t dream of – in fact, there are more nobs between its covers than have ever found their way between the covers of Jordan’s bed.

And what better way to kick off than with Ben Goldsmith and Kate Rothschild who have just got married in ‘the society wedding of the year’?

Unfortunately, this means 23-year-old Ben has had to relinquish his title as Britain’s most eligible bachelor bestowed upon him by Tatler magazine.

But in return he gets a 21-year-old bride and, in February, an heir to his colossal fortune.

Baby-faced Ben – or Ben-Ben as he is known (so posh, they named him twice) – is the only one of his eight siblings to have been born in wedlock and he is therefore obviously keen to ensure that his offspring keeps up the tradition.

But to the wedding, which was ‘attended by royalty and prominent public figures’ and plenty of people with silly names.

The bridesmaids, for instance, boasted an Allegra, a Romy, an Isabella, a Violet, a Uma, a Thyra and a Maude. Best man was Ben’s brother Zac, who is married to a Sheherazade,

‘It was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen – it was absolutely staggering,’ said Ben’s half-sister Isabel.

Or Isabel-Isabel, as she is known.’



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