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Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington

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Name  Laura Countess

Role  Model
Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington smiling while wearing a beige blouse
Similar People  William Cavendish - Earl of Bu, Peregrine Cavendish - 12th Duk, John Montagu - 11th Earl, Deborah Cavendish - Duchess, Georgiana Cavendish - Duchess
Similar  Bunty Bailey, Laura Bailey (model), Michelle Behennah

Born   1972 (age 49)

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Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington (née Roundell; born 1972) lives and works as a fashion consultant in London. She is the daughter of Richard Roundell, deputy chairman of Christie's and his wife Anthea, both of Dorfold Hall, a Jacobean house in Cheshire. An ex-fashion editor for Harpers Bazaar, she has sat on the New Generation board of the BFC since 2010 and has consulted for a number of brands including Selfridges and Acne.


Marriages and children

Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington wearing a headdress and a white dress

She married firstly, in August 1996 at Acton Parish Church, Orlando William Montagu (born 16 January 1971), the younger son of The 11th Earl of Sandwich. They had no children before divorcing in 2002.

She announced her engagement to the aristocratic photographer Bill Burlington (born 6 June 1969), heir to the Duke of Devonshire, on 23 December 2006 in The Times. The couple married quietly in March 2007, and a wedding reception was held in early August 2007 at Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, now the home of the newlyweds. Cavendish is now known as Countess of Burlington, or more informally as Laura Burlington.

The couple has three children, a son and two daughters:

  • Lady Maud Cavendish (born in March 2009)
  • James Cavendish, Lord Cavendish (born 12 December 2010), second in line of succession to the Dukedom of Devonshire
  • Lady Elinor Cavendish (born 2013)
  • References

    Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington Wikipedia