A Conversation with Isabella Naylor-Leyland

Event details

Date (start): Wednesday 24 November 2021

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Description: Join us for this Cumberland Conversation on our wartime history, with special guest Isabella Naylor-Leyland talking about The Windsor Diaries, ahead of our 75th anniversary in 2022.

Isabella is married to the nephew of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who resided at Cumberland Lodge with her elderly uncle, Lord Fitzalan of Derwent, during the Second World War. She became close friends with the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, who were living at Windsor Castle.

Alathea passed away in 2001, and Isabella set about adapting her wartime diaries for publication. The result is The Windsor Diaries, published earlier this year by Hodder & Stoughton, and some of which has already been serialised in the national press.

Isabella will be talking about what she learnt of Alathea's wartime experiences of living in the Great Park.

The Windsor Diaries offers insights into Alathea’s childhood memories of growing up alongside the Princesses and life at Cumberland Lodge during the War, of Princess Elizabeth’s early affections for her future husband, and of her close relationship with the King and Queen.

Event information telephone: 01784432316

Event website: Event web site

Event email address: sgalvin@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk

Ticket price: £10 For Adults And £8 For Students

Disabled facilities: Cumberland Lodge is committed to being accessible and inclusive. We are pleased to offer facilities that are suitable for guests with physical impairments or special mobility requirements, and their carers. We have an access lift in the main Lodge, a hearing loop in our main conference room, and a published policy on accessibility, which can be found on our website.

Suitable for: General

Category: Speaker

Venue details

Venue: Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, Windsor SL4 2HP

Venue telephone: 01784432316

Venue information email: enquiries@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk