With titles, royal blood and celebrity friends, the Ladies of London live and play in high society.
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Caroline a true British socialite. She’s from the well-known Vestey family and has been a tabloid fixture in London, where she grew up, since she was a twenty-something girl about town.
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What’s kept the papers so transfixed? Caroline’s dating life, mostly. Before she married her husband, Caroline was romantically linked to Hugh Grant (!) and Prince Andrew (!!!), though she says she and the royal are simply old family friends.
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Caroline has other links to royalty, too: her brother Edward was a school friend of Prince William. The schools Caroline and her siblings went to kept her close to the children of aristocrats.
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Julie was once a complete unknown in London’s social world. Then the American yogi married a British royal – Luke Montagu, aka Viscount Hinchingbrooke. With that marriage, she won the ultimate British cred, a title: Viscountess Hinchingbrooke.
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Julie’s new father-in-law is John Edward Hollister Montagu, the eleventh Earl of Sandwich. One day, Luke will become the twelfth Earl of Sandwich – and Julie will become a Countess JUST LIKE LUANN!
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Marissa’s originally a California girl – she’s from Laguna Beach! It wasn’t until she met her British husband Matt that she moved to London. Most of Marissa’s social cred comes from Matt, who’s well-connected in London nightlife.
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Matt owned the private members nightclub Boujis, which is favoured by the royals. At one point Prince William and Prince Harry treated the place like their local pub. Marissa pitched in on PR with Boujis and Matt’s other restaurants, which linked her to the socialites and celebrities that visit, including A-Listers like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Will Smith.
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Like Marissa, Sophie’s worked her way into London’s social scene through a private member’s nightclub. Sophie once worked at Annabel’s, an exclusive club that counts Diana Ross and Kate Moss as members. At one time, Princess Diana was even a member.
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Until recently, Sophie was married to Caroline’s brother Alex, which made her part of an old and well-respected British family – and, of course, the sister-in-law of a social fixture.
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Of all the ladies, Juliet has the fewest ties to London’s social world. She’s not married to a Brit, like Marissa, nor does she have a title, like Julie. Julie’s main society credentials are her status as a fixture at London Fashion Week – she used to work as a stylist and fashion publicist.
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What Juliet lacks in connections to aristocracy she makes up for in celebrity friendships. When Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan ran the party scene in L.A., Juliet ran from bar to bar along with them...that cache doesn’t go very far in England, though, even though Lilo DID live in London...