CHARLES Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond , sits on a fortune of £215m and is the driving force behind the Goodwood Revival. More than 450,000 people attended the three-day event in West Sussex, some dressed in period costume to enjoy the extravaganza of automotive nostalgia.
Goodwood House has been the home of the Dukes of Richmond & Lennox for over 300 years. The 1st Duke of Richmond was the natural son of King Charles II and his French mistress, Louise de Keroualle.
Before taking over the management of the Estate, he was a successful advertising photographer in London and continues his photography career as Charles March . He married the Hon. Janet Astor, daughter of the third Viscount Astor, in 1991 and they live in Goodwood House with their children.
A duke or duchess is addressed as “your grace,” as is an archbishop, except for those royal dukes (members of the Queen’s family), who are referred to as “royal highness.” The distinction of being referred to simply as “your highness” might logically be assumed to be the reigning monarch, but in Britain the Queen is
Open most Sundays and Mondays from 1st March until 26th October 2020, the guided tour , given by one of our knowledgeable Glorious Goodwood Guides, will be of the State Apartments and Old House .
A duke’s eldest son and heir is often a marquess, though he can also be an earl, viscount, or baron. The title given to the heir is a lesser title of the peer, usually the next highest peerage he holds.
Goodwood Racecourse is a horse- racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House.
The Dukedom of Richmond emerged under King Henry VIII. The first creation of a dukedom of Richmond (as Duke of Richmond and Somerset) was made in 1525 for Henry FitzRoy, an illegitimate son of King Henry VIII.