Saturday, September 28, 2013

Under That Turban Not Jewish

No, she's not Jewish despite her head-coverings:

She's Emma Joy Kitchener, the daughter of Hon. Charles Eaton Kitchener and Ursula Hope Luck, born in 1963.  She's the great-granddaughter of Henry Elliott Chevallier Kitchener, 2nd Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, and great-grandniece to the more famous Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener and through him, there is, yes, a connection to the Land of Israel.  And even to Jews, in that his death was attributed to a "Jewish conspiracy".

She married Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford and creator and writer of Downton Abbey. She was Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Michael of Kent. 

And, most relevant, she's the de facto story editor of Downton Abbey (She does a whole tier of notes,” said Fellowes, “and I usually do what she says.”). 


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