The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at home in 1991

Last of the Mitford sisters dies aged 94

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at home in 1991

I've had to accept Kiera Knightly is in most films I want to watch. Funny pout and all. Love The Duchess. A lot.

I've had to accept Kiera Knightly is in most films I want to watch. Funny pout and all. Love The Duchess. A lot.

Wedding of The  Duke of Devonshire and The Duchess of Devonshire, 1941

Wedding of The Duke of Devonshire and The Duchess of Devonshire, 1941

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Keira Knightley as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in The Duchess (2008).

Keira Knightley as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in The Duchess (2008).

Lady Paget as ‘Cleopatra’ - July 2nd 1897 - Costume Dress by House of Worth, Paris. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball at Devonshire House in Piccadilly, London

Lady Paget as ‘Cleopatra’ - July 2nd 1897 - Costume Dress by House of Worth, Paris. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball at Devonshire House in Piccadilly, London

The Duchess of Devonshire (nee Deborah Mitford)

The Duchess of Devonshire (nee Deborah Mitford)

Worth “Duchess of Savoia” fancy dress worn by Winifred, Duchess of Portland to the Devonshire House Ball, July 2, 1897 From the V&A

Worth “Duchess of Savoia” fancy dress worn by Winifred, Duchess of Portland to the Devonshire House Ball, July 2, 1897 From the V&A

A lovely image of what the late Debo, Duchess of Devonshire called 'the Family Fender'.

A lovely image of what the late Debo, Duchess of Devonshire called 'the Family Fender'.

The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

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