At the Rent Dinner at Belvoir Castle
Charles Manners, the 10th Duke of Rutland, tall, hatless, leaning on cane, is surrounded by a host of tenants of the Belvoir Estate.The two ladies to his right may be his sister, Lady Ursula d’Abo, and mother, the Dowager Duchess Kathleen. The date is most probably in the 1940s, during the Second World War (after his father’s death in 1940, and his marriage in 1946).
The marquee was erected to host the annual dinner, in the background are the battlements of the Castle. This was the great occasion of the year. Everyone in their ‘sunday best’.