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