Chaired by: Hugo Vickers
From Maid of Honour at the Queen’s Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history - earning her a place in the most recent series of The Crown - as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations.
She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise retreat for the famous, including Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Princess Margaret.
But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner’s death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma.
Anne Glenconner will talk about Lady in Waiting, the bestselling account of her remarkable life, in conversation with leading historical and royal biographer Hugo Vickers.
In association with Boswell Book Company Milwaukee
Photograph: Hal Shinnie