Lady Eliza Manners poses in a vintage Yves Saint Laurent gown she purchased that week on a Milan street. She looks beautiful, elegant, and wealthy.
Two weeks later, Lady Eliza, the youngest daughter of Duke and Duchess Rutland, was convicted for speeding – she was driving her Audi at 47 mph in a 40 mph zone – and she received a reduced penalty due to ‘financial difficulties’.
The society beauty, whose family seat is Belvoir Castle, which served as a filming location for The Crown, allegedly wrote to Lavender Hill Magistrates Court in London asking for a reduction to the £100 penalty, claiming it would cause ‘cash flow issues’.
Lady Eliza’s Instagram account is a quick glance and it is hard to believe that she couldn’t afford to pay the full amount.
The interior designer, Charlie Barron, is currently dating jeweller Charlie. He enjoys night out at Claridge’s or Annabel’s private members’ club Annabel’s, and has been on two foreign vacations – to Greece, then to Italy – since July.
Her Notting Hill flat, thought to be worth £700,000, also features in posts promoting her website, through which she offers her services as an interior designer and sells high-end furniture – including a set of brass bamboo effect cutlery for £700.
Jet-set Lady Eliza, 24, was the youngest of the Duke and Duchesss of Rutland’s children. In October, she was convicted for speeding. She was given a reduced sentence due to ‘financial difficulty’. Two weeks prior, she flew to Milan (pictured) to take a vacation.
Struggling to get cash? Eliza, whose family seat is the historic Belvoir Castle (pictured), which served as a filming location for The Crown, allegedly wrote to Lavender Hill Magistrates Court in London asking for a reduction to the £100 penalty, claiming it would cause ‘cash flow issues’
Blue-blooded pals: Once lockdown restrictions eased, Lady Eliza jetted off to Greece with boyfriend Charles and their close friends, George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, son of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, and his wife, Camilla, pictured together
London home: Eliza’s London flat, thought to be worth £700,000, also features in Instagram posts promoting her work as an interior designer. The carefully curated living space
Brush with Hollywood: Matt Smith & Claire Foy film season two of The Crown in Belvoir Castle’s opulent Belvoir Castle. This was the Windsor Castle that was used in series one.
She joined her older sisters Lady Violet, Lady Alice and Lady Violet this week to host a party at Harry’s Bar in London for an Italian jewellery brand.
The event was attended by D&G model Sabrina Percy, Tatler columnist Sabine Getty and Lady Tatiana Mountbatten, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Milford Haven.
Lady Eliza was born into extraordinary privilege
She is the third and middle daughter of David, Duke of Rutland and Emma, his estranged wife.
The couple continues to live together at GradeI Belvoir, a sprawling estate that covers 15,000 acres in Leicestershire.
The stately home has been used as a backdrop for scenes in Young Victoria, 2007, The Da Vinci Code, and season two of hit The Crown. Claire Foy and Matt Smith filmed scenes in Belvoir Castle’s opulent Belvoir Room.
Out on the town: Just this week Eliza (left) joined her mother (centre) and older sisters Lady Violet (right) and Lady Alice (second from right) to host a party for an Italian jewellery brand at exclusive London private members’ club Harry’s Bar
Daddy’s girl: Lady Eliza is the daughter of David, the 11th Duke de Rutland.
Life of luxury: Lady Eliza, whose circus-themed 18th birthday party featured in Tatler magazine, attended the £29,000-a-year Queen Margaret’s school in York, alongside her older sisters. Pictured: Eliza poses in a plush bedroom (left), and Belvoir Castle (right).
Dashing: Lady Eliza is dating Charles Barron. Charles Barron is a jeweler who specializes in pearls.
Greek getaway: Lady Eliza relaxing on the deck of a boat in July during a day trip to Greece
Lady Eliza took a vacation to Mykonos in July, and she was ready to take on the sun.
Charles, Marquess Of Granby, 22 years old, will inherit the title and estate upon the death of the Duke. This is due to male primogeniture, which means that he will inherit it more than his sisters. The couple also had a younger son, Lord Hugo (18).
Lady Eliza, whose circus-themed 18th birthday party featured in Tatler magazine, attended the £29,000-a-year Queen Margaret’s school in York, alongside her older sisters.
She continued her studies at Newcastle University in Business Management. She inherited her entrepreneurial spirit for her mother, who oversaw the launch of Belvoir’s retail unit the Engine Yard, situated in what was once a saw mill, wagon making shop and a wheelwright’s shop.
Following a substantial £2.5million renovation completed in May 2018, it’s now a bustling hub of shops and outlets selling local food and ‘the best of country living’, with events such as cookery demonstrations, flower festivals, themed pop-up dinners and ‘foodie talks’ taking place.
The Engine Yard also houses the Balloon Bar, where the duchess’ latest venture, her Belvoir Gin, is served. A 70cl bottle costs £39.95.
A wellbeing spa, a garden center, a chocolatier, and an area for children to play are all available.
Lady Eliza and all the Manners brood have so much to offer it is no surprise that they fled Belvoir for safety.
The castle’s theme is classic opulence from the 1700s. Its bedrooms boast four poster beds and rich tapestries.
The drawing room is a lavish space that doesn’t skimp on quality. It boasts silk wallpaper, exquisite furnishings, and artwork dating back centuries.
The luxurious interiors go beyond the bathroom, which boast marble tops, dressing table, intricate wallpaper, and modern touches like his and hers sinks.
Dinner parties fit for royalty are held in halls surrounded with fireplaces, candelabras or giant portraits of our ancestors.
Emma described her “favourite afternoon spot” as a grand library with oriental carpets and chaise lounges.
Lady Eliza, a well-travelled woman, poses on a balcony while on her September trip to Milan. The society beauty studied Business Management at Newcastle University. She also has an interior design business.
Sister, sister: Lady Eliza was joined by Lady Alice Manners in Milan by her older sister, Lady Alice Manners.
Photos and videos showed Lady Eliza entertaining her family with sing-alongs.
Once lockdown restrictions eased, Lady Eliza jetted off to Greece with boyfriend Charles and their close friends, George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, son of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, and his wife, Camilla.
The group enjoyed a relaxing time on a private yacht, and enjoying delicious meals in a picturesque setting.
In September, Lady Alice and Eliza went on another holiday to Milan. The two of them had a blast as they stayed in a luxurious hotel and went on a shopping spree for second-hand designer clothing. Eliza purchased two box-cut YSL dresses.
Eliza Manners London, her interior design agency, is Eliza’s main activity when she is not traveling. This grew out of a lockdown project that saw her sell table settings via Instagram, including pieces sourced from Belvoir’s own crockery stores.
Belvoir Castle: The magnificent stately home has been used as the backdrop for scenes in Young Victoria (2007, The Da Vinci Code) and season two of hit The Crown (2007, Season 2 of The Crown). Claire Foy and Matt Smith were filmed in one the opulent Belvoir Castle rooms. Windsor Castle was a substitute.
Lady Eliza wears a suit while enjoying a drink at Belvoir Castle’s magnificent rooms
Lady Eliza, a talented singer kept the family amused with performances of White Cliffs Of Dover’s Lean On Me and White Cliffs Of Delaware. Photo of Eliza taken on Instagram
Easter lunch was a formal occasion at Manners. It featured a beautiful tablescape
Eliza shared this photo showing one of the dogs out on a sunny stroll around the 15,000-acre estate.
According to Eliza Manners London, “Eliza has created her own unique style that seamlessly seeks out to interweave modern and contemporary pieces. This creates a space that defies time and exudes elegance.
‘Pragmatism and practicality are thought about throughout whilst understanding client’s requirements, to ensure the space is not only beautiful, but works with their lifestyles.
No project is too small or too large for Eliza. Eliza will approach every job with a hands-on, passionate determination to meet the client’s hopes and needs. Updates and alterations, through to a full home refurbishments are all a part of Eliza Manners London’s offering.’
Although it is not known how successful the business has been, Eliza shared a photo of a completed space on Instagram.
It isn’t generating enough income to pay the speeding fine, however.
Lady Eliza was spotted driving her Audi at 47mph near Brentford’s Grand Union Canal. According to the Evening Standard she made her guilty plea online the month after.
She He was sentenced to a one-year term on October 4, without an open court hearing, and reportedly ordered to pay £84 in court costs and fees, on top of her £50 fine, and was given three penalty points.
MailOnline reached out to Lady Eliza Manners in order to get her opinion.