Renovations of the cottage took months and included some very modern and unexpected changes. As well as the general refit to turn it into a five-bedroom property, and the addition of two orangeries to the house, the couple have added a vegetable garden and even a yoga studio. Meghan is an avid yoga fan, and her mother, Doria Ragland, teaches yoga in Los Angeles. A royal source told the Daily Mail, 'The duchess has a passion for cooking so it was suggested to include a small plot in the spacious garden where they can grow some of their own produce.' Soundproofing has been installed to tackle noise from planes going in and out of Heathrow, which reportedly cost 50,000 but has been paid for by Meghan and Harry themselves.
kijV5ifHgRffi?? SMJfw?. \"'Si&Bi \" -- -j j; i-- jjjPHrA; WranIDjUW - . .V '\" II Vl I lnM ill l I ll1 -\" -k-Bh-'' . '\"tANVAS DUCHESS SOLD FOR 'BREAD AND BUTTERMEMORIAL HALNOW WITH ARTEggaaaHHMBffflirmeunt Park Commission Heeds Povry CW of th e Dowager efSuth erlandtvJVhe Once Ruled Fashionable May'lfair With High HandhURGENT POINTING BOUGHTiirOR A SONG9 WHEN FORTUNKmBSAJVA Y FROM ARISTOCRATW s 'i Meddlesome Millie9 Mourns . Less of' 'Her Other Self, ' but Still Is Phile-sephical at Turn of Wheel of Fate.Funds Ge te Aid Third Husbandfk PORTRAIT of the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland is new in Memerial\"\" Hall, Fairmount Park, Beld for \"bread-and-butter\" money by its.Wautiful original. 'The,painting, an exquisite bit of beauty from the hand of Jehn Singerfcrgent, was bought by the Fairmount Park Commission and will beplaced en exhibition in a few dayB.The few square feet of canvas is a tangible link between PhiladelphiaHid the \"Tepsy-Turvy Land\" into which many coroneted heads of Englandhive been flung.I T .... HfilliAnmf If attract Tlntirafvat. TCttnltAea nt Qititn.Tanft nnnn 4rLMU) 1UUIIH.IIV ...... e, uv,...B.i u.iiea 7 uuuiuuiuu! vuvi. hhf) Atte;s of kings and aucens. found herself \"terribly broke\" a few monthsjge and sold her art treasures for cash that could be used for feed,titeicnt and lodging.Husband Once Greatest'of Titled LandholdersShe was the consort of a dukeirhe was the greatest landowner inEurope next te the Czar of Russia.,Fer nearly thirty years she wasDistress of Stafferd Heuse, a handtome residence in Londen.jfwmaiite imu Biiiuuu uu nur wucii168 was still a schoolgirl. Shemarried the fourth Duke of Sutherland in 1884 when she was seventeen years old.As the Duke's widow, romancerailed again, ignoring the red glareof war into which she had plungedis Red Cress worker.(Her second marriage was te amajor in the British Army.but thismatrimonial tie did net held long.She is new the wife of LieutenantColonel Geerge Ernest Hawes, hbusiness man in Paris.Lady Hawes. still rated as one ofEngland's most beautiful women, was&mn as \"Meddlesome Mliile\" te the.altra-fashienublcs of the Uiitish aristocracy. She gained the nickname because ofIk vivid, wholesome interest In the factery anil cottage werkeis cm her ducalhmtand's estates.Her philanthropies made some pitiedemn raise their eyebrows ever selilbtly. but \"Meddlesome Millie\" merely laughed and worked harder for theacrkcrs she, aided.Today her interest in social pieblcmsImis fruit in the Potteries Cripples'Guild and the Scottish Heme Indus-Duchess Found Ample TimeTe Write Beeks and PlaysEVEN as a \"grande dame\" inthe most exclusive social set ofEngland, the Duchess of Sutherland, new Lady Millicent Hawes,found time te write books andstories.In 1899 slic published \"OneHeur and the Next.\" In 1902fashionable Londen was poringever her \"The Winds of theWerld: Seven Leve Stories.\"She wrote a .play, \"The Conqueror,\" in 1903.Itries Association, of which she Is president. Kate and time hae combined t'j stripthis beautiful \"Lady Bountiful\" ofmost'ef her worldly goods. Many of herurt treasures have flown te America,Philadelphia getting the portrait whichslie cherished most.Fear of 13 HoodooLed te Her RemanceLndj Millicent Fanny\" St. Clulr-Er-skincHawes, te give her full cemplement of names, was the eldest daughterof the fourth Karl of Ues'-ljn, and is ahalf-sister of the Countess of Warwickherself a picturesque personality wbeLab been entertained in this city.Lady Mllllccut'H schoolgirl romancewhich led te her marriage with theMarquis of Stafferd, later the Duke ofSutherland, had Its origin in her mother's fear of thirteen at the table.The Countess of Rosslyn, \"Meddle-American Secial Leaders Helped\"Land-Peer\" British NoblemanrpHE portrait of the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland is netthe first art treasure of Stafferd Heuse, Londen, te comete Philadelphia.Six years age last February a collection of paintings,furniture and furnishings, some of them dating back te theMiddle Ages, ivas sold at auction in this city.When Stafferd Heuse passed out of the hands of thepresent Duke, the \"land peer\" nobleman sent most of itscontents te this country, which offered the best market forthe treasures.Society leaders of Philadelphia, New Yerk, Bosten andBaltimore, cither in person or by agent, flecked te the sale,teger te acquire some of the rarities that the landed wealth,f the Heuse of Suthcrlend had gathered.The late Jehn G. Jehnsen forsook his legal duties forthree days of the sale with the happiness of a man gratifyinge hobby, and acquired some of the Duke's offerings.Among the men and women of social prominence whotended that sale were Mrs. Paul Denckla Mills, Mrs. Red-JWE. Griscom, Mrs. J. Kearsley Mitchell, 3d, Mrs. Stanleyftagg, J. Warren Coulston, Jr., Mrs. L. Webster Fex, Mrs.Alexander Van Renssalacr, Mrs. A. W. Biddle, Mrs. Rebert' CQS8att and members of the ippincett and Du Pentfamilies.Among the patrons of art from ether cities seen at theme were Colonel R. A. Stevenson, of Annapolis, Md.; M. B.nightman, of Brooklyn; S. Baker Brooks, of Asbury Park;A. Van Wart, of New Yerk, and Hepe H. Barrall, ofwstertewn, Md.The furniture, with its associations of Old Worldvrqndeiir and power, included a magnificent Henry IV rccep-. ' SKltC Of thl'P.P. ttiffifa n. aat.t.r.n nnrl turn aimii. hnifa tin.. .. ,.., , UVVV,w ,.w w,v V. .. W,,U, Wf,bolsteredwalnut.in verdure tapestry and with frames of carvedfiller itPAIta 1IIOl't 4lnsi ftnii iiinfif flhnvlne 11 imMofiTi'we 'u!ll C.red H red Adams' damask, and two massive bronzeffiv? aurMuntcd with cupids and a ball and coronet\"WiMS'P' (Sutherland) in-rdief. ,Stfl . vv.f ..TREASURES INPWMWIWWWfc)BnS ISSHKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHFffKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH nSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSf f. ' 'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH XJEi1!BI MgasMi ll :r tff . --A Jy-ySBm 'xS&sBz. lB?SttaaMaaBimiiilj!atJiMgMMHlTykWsBEr!- T! JJJmbmIjBJBHHaliBBBiiSSllaWBBWWffifeiMRwBfflW ' zzMlMiM ' \"' HFiHHBaDBnmiUMHHBlnHulUl fv JfcvlMr? 'mmmmmmm StaffenI Heuse, seen te he aTrWlHHffl?HUUjEHlOMmM Mty'iJMm.JlL tmmmmWmm National MuseumI rllaaaaHaHncasjDinnsimwviHiajnaBL siBasaaaa ' sssk .viva1 WKkmmKIMmBlmu. I IMmmmmmmWkmmmmmWA;i llHlMftflilMlSfvl'11'in nHinHMt. i1 llaMWWMMaWWBw!fJfliMiitBia(MvtflMiJII aulaMWlallafair- e ?3?Hl, rHHHSBp JlLMamtiW7ZgtliaMgiMfMll!llla1aM .tHL , MmmmH 'nHmraHiiiKW '' JMWmt fmWwKmmmmm IIIMmmmmmMmWm vW-WMmmmjlship of King Edward as Prfncc ofWales.At the end of a supper and whenthe spirits of the guesis were- at tnehighest Miss Lnngtry dropped a spoonful of ice down Ihe neck of the heirapparent.Kdward rebuked her quietly and shevainly tried te gain hit! pardon. Hemerely bowed and smiled, then leftStafferd Heuse hurriedly. The actressnever again was included in n guestlist which was headed by Edward'sname.t Brilliant Londen seasons, court functions, state balls, the joys of the hunting season, nnd days and weeks en theDuke's bread acres in Scotland se thecurrent of life rippled en for Her Grace,the Duchess.She did net realize It. Few realizeIt. But the days of the landed nrlstoc nrlstecracy' pomp and power were numbered.Fer centuries dukes nnd carls andbarons had lorded It ever bread domainswen by war, by craft or by the prodigality of monarch?.Taxes Began te Eat WayInte Purses of NoblesNew conceptions were forcing themselves into political thought In Kngland. The nobles hnd long been exemptfrom taxation, but even before theworld war taxes were making big inroads en landed estates.The great nobles, owners of manythousands of arrow, found themselves\"land peer.\" The Duke of Sutherlandwas no exception. He began riddinghimself of much of his Scottish holdings. Sutherland dreamed of planting theEnglish landlord system en this side cfthe ocean. He and his beautiful Duchesswent te Canadn Incognito as Mr. andMrs. Erskinc, and the Duke madecautious infinities.With the