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It’s not easy running a stately home: Duchess podcast reviewed

13 February 2021

9:00 AM

13 February 2021

9:00 AM

Duchess

Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other platforms

The Brummie Iliad

BBC Radio 3

The Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners (née Watkins), grew up on a farm in the Welsh Borders before becoming proprietress of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. ‘On so many levels I was ill-equipped for the job,’ she reflects in her new podcast, Duchess. ‘I so remember opening a door and hearing the butlers downstairs saying: “Have we broken her yet?”… I felt like a ball they were bouncing.’

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