EMILY PRESCOTT: Rose Hambury’s ‘erotic, exotic and eccentric’ teenage years

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EMILY PRESCOTT: The ‘erotic, unique and eccentric’ teenage years of Rose Hanbury detailed in a brand new ebook

She at all times seems prim and correct when noticed at Royal occasions together with her buddies and former neighbours the Prince and Princess of Wales – nevertheless it appears Rose Hanbury has a wild aspect.

The Marchioness of Cholmondeley definitely doesn’t seem averse to a spot of hedonism in socialite Violet Naylor-Leyland’s new ebook, Uncommon Birds True Fashion, which sees Rose and her sister Marina snapped in some ‘moody’ pictures at their grand childhood manor, Wembury Home in Devon.

The ebook particulars the ‘erotic, unique and eccentric’ events there, describing rooms adorned with suspender belts doubled up as curtain pelmets, and it has a weird image of a stuffed sea turtle within the downstairs bathroom.

Rose remembers how throughout her teenage years her mother and father reworked the grand dwelling for events: ‘Mum turned the basement right into a nightclub for us, portray the entire place herself and hanging Moroccan lanterns and suzanis from the partitions. It felt a bit like an opium den.’ A food-themed occasion on the home noticed Rose – whose grandmother was a bridesmaid on the late Queen’s 1947 marriage ceremony to the Duke of Edinburgh – choosing a ‘Catch of the Day’ outfit with fish netting and an octopus on her head.

She at all times seems prim and correct when noticed at Royal occasions together with her buddies and former neighbours the Prince and Princess of Wales – nevertheless it appears Rose Hanbury has a wild aspect

Violet Naylor-Leyland in her latex deep sea diving Bindy dress made bespoke by eco-designing innovators Vin + Omi. Bindy

Violet Naylor-Leyland in her latex deep sea diving Bindy gown made bespoke by eco-designing innovators Vin + Omi. Bindy

One other do, themed as ‘harmful’, featured a recreation utilizing a bathroom roll doused in petrol and set alight used as a hockey ball.

This was banned after somebody’s hair caught fireplace.

Violet, who explores the houses of different socialites corresponding to Girl Martha Sitwell and jewelry designer Sabine Getty within the ebook, has had her personal risqué moments. She turned as much as a Christmas drinks at Hatchards, the oldest bookshop in London, in a latex ‘deep-sea diving’ gown which, she tells me, was designed by her buddies’ model Vin + Omi. The agency has beforehand created garments utilizing nettles from King Charles’s backyard.

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