The smart set’s talk­ing about... The Earl of Carnar­von’s niece

Daily Mail - - Confidential -

WALK­ING down the cat­walk in front of the Queen at Lon­don fash­ion Week in fe­bru­ary, blue-blooded man­nequin frankie Her­bert in­stantly caught the eye of the fash­ion elite.

Now, the 22-year- old niece of the earl of Carnar­von, whose High­clere Cas­tle in Hamp­shire was the set of Down­ton Abbey, is fast be­com­ing a ris­ing star.

Un­veiled as the face of trendy Lon­don la­bel Coco fen­nell, I hear the daugh­ter of the Queen’s con­fi­dant, Harry Her­bert, and the be­guil­ing Chica, is also work­ing on a quirky fash­ion line of her own.

Kick­ing off her ca­reer in true mil­len­nial style (she was scouted from her In­sta­gram ac­count), frankie walked for Dolce & Gab­bana in mi­lan last month and also starred in their lat­est cam­paign — her first ever.

‘I’d never been to mi­lan,’ she re­calls. ‘Then, sud­denly, I’m be­ing asked to walk along­side all these re­ally cool kids do­ing in­ter­est­ing things. And I was like: “omG, I can’t be­lieve they want me there, too. That’s crazy.” ’

Brought up in Hamp­shire, pri­vately- ed­u­cated frankie (right) now shares a flat with two friends in Brix­ton, South Lon­don, munch­ing on take­away pizza.

friends of the 6ft beauty at­tribute her be­ing sin­gle to a busy work life. But frankie could be for­given for not pri­ori­tis­ing love, as her par­ents are get­ting di­vorced af­ter 25 years.

Pic­ture: DAVE BENETT

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