Wedding of Lord Andrew Cavendish and the Hon. Deborah Mitford, 1941

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The Wedding of Lord Andrew Cavendish, younger son of the 10th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Mary Cecil, and the Hon. Deborah Mitford, daughter of the 2nd Baron Redesdale and Sydney Bowles, at the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great in London on this day in 1941, during the Second World War. Lord and Lady Andrew had three surviving children: the 12th Duke of Devonshire, Lady Emma Tennant, and Lady Sophia Topley.

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Lord Andrew became the heir to the Dukedom after his older brother, the Marquess of Hartington, was killed in action in 1944, eventually becoming the 11th Duke of Devonshire in 1950. The Duke and Duchess transformed the family estates, particularly the magnificent family seat of Chatsworth House, and remained happily married until his death in 2004. The Dowager Duchess died in 2014.


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