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Lillie Langtry

from Telegraph.co.uk

Famous royal mistresses

Lillie Langtry, nicknamed "The Jersey Lily", was a Victorian actress who became the lover of Edward VII. The king met her after deliberately contriving for them to be seated next to each other at a dinner party. Conveniently enough, Langtry's husband happened to be placed at the opposite end of the table.

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from V and A Collections

Guy Little Theatrical Photograph

Lilly Langtry

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Lillie Langtry, August 1885. A British stage actress and singer, she was known as a "Royal Mistress" for her affairs with the Earl of Shrewsburgy, Prince Louis of Battenburg, and Albert, Prince of Wales.

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from getwestlondon

Lillie Langtry reopens its doors for a treat in good food

Reporter David Rivers reviewed the Lillie Langtry, a pub in West Brompton which has recently reopened following a makeover

from Telegraph.co.uk

Famous royal mistresses

Lillie Langtry, nicknamed "The Jersey Lily", was a Victorian actress who became the lover of Edward VII. The king met her after deliberately contriving for them to be seated next to each other at a dinner party. Conveniently enough, Langtry's husband happened to be placed at the opposite end of the table.

from Mail Online

Britain's priciest semi: Royal bolthole where King Edward VII kept his mistresses up for sale at £2.5m

Lillie Langtry became an American citizen in 1897. She divorced her husband Edward Langtry the same year in Lakeport, California, and he died a few months later following an accident. A letter of condolence later written by Langtry to another widow reads in part, "I too have lost a husband, but alas! it was no great loss

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