Monday, July 8, 2013
Radiant in her wedding dress, the bride who will be Britain's first black marchioness (and she still managed a smile despite father-in-law snubbing ceremony because of erotic paintings row)
Radiant in her wedding dress, the bride who will be Britain's first black marchioness (and she still managed a smile despite father-in-law snubbing ceremony because of erotic paintings row) Picturesque setting: The couple outside the family seat at Longleat, but his parents, Lord and Lady bath, refused to attend the ceremony. Emma McQuiston married future Marquess of Bath Ceawlin Thynn at family seat of Longleat House. Daughter of Nigerian oil tycoon suggests she is being made to 'feel different or separate because of her race' Marquess of Bath and his wife instead went to the wedding of two professional polo players in Hampshire Lord Bath angry at son's renovation of Longleat which involved removal of a number of his prized erotic paintings Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, married the daughter of a Nigerian oil tycoon yesterday, but the ceremony was overshadowed by the conspicuous absence of his parents who refused to attend as a family feud rumbled on. Emma McQuiston will make history when she becomes the first black Marchioness in Britain after her wedding to the future Marquess of Bath at the family seat of Longleat. But she claims her relationship with the aristocrat has caused upset among the British elite because of her ethnicity and background. Picturesque setting: The couple outside the family seat at Longleat, but his parents, Lord and Lady bath, refused to attend the ceremony Viscount Weymouth, Ceawlin Thynn, with his bride Emma McQuiston at Longleat (left). The groom's father the Marquess of Bath (right) decided to attend another society wedding with his wife Anna Gael. They watched Heloise Lorentzen marry polo player Sean Wilson-Smith at the village of Wonston, Hampshire, instead In an interview with society magazine Tatler, the 27-year-old said: 'There's class and then there's the racial thing. It's a jungle and I'm going through it and discovering things as I grow up. 'I’m not super-easily offended but it’s a problem when someone’s making you feel different or separate because of your race. I have never had anything horrible said or happen, but it is something you sense. You can just tell with some people.’ But the Marquess of Bath – famous for his string of ‘wifelets’ – and his real wife, Hungarian-born Anna Gael, 69, boycotted the ceremony, which took place at Longleat House.