David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland
David Charles Robert Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland (born 8 May 1959), is a British peer and landowner.
The Duke of Rutland
Rutland in 2015.
|Born||David Charles Robert Manners|
8 May 1959
|Title||Duke of Rutland|
|Tenure||4 January 1999 – present|
|Other titles||Marquess of Granby|
|Predecessor||Charles Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland|
|Heir||Charles Manners, Marquess of Granby|
|Issue||Lady Violet Manners|
Lady Alice Manners
Lady Eliza Manners
Charles Manners, Marquess of Granby
Lord Hugo Manners
|Parents||Charles Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland|
Rutland is the elder son of the 10th Duke of Rutland by his second wife, the former Frances Sweeney. He was educated at Stanbridge Earls School. He succeeded his father in the titles on 4 January 1999.
Rutland's ancestral home is Belvoir Castle in the northern part of Leicestershire. In the summer of 2005, the Duke purchased the Manners Arms Country Hotel and Restaurant in Knipton near Grantham. The Manners Arms was built for the 6th Duke of Rutland as a hunting lodge during the 1880s. The Duchess was heavily involved with the renovation work they carried out on the property. The Duke's holdings also include Haddon Hall, which is occupied by his brother Edward and Edward's family. The Sunday Times Rich List 2013 estimated his personal fortune at £125m, but he had to sell a painting to keep Belvoir Castle maintained.
The Duke is a high-profile supporter of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and has hosted fundraising events at Belvoir Castle. In 1999, he stood for UKIP when the House of Lords had to elect 92 hereditary peers. He stood in a House of Lords by-election in 2005 and again in 2015.
In July 2018 the Duke came under scrutiny for advertising positions for actors to perform unpaid at Belvoir Castle. Performers' union Equity criticised the advertisement, saying it was "unacceptable" to ask actors to work unpaid; the advertisement was later removed.
Marriage and childrenEdit
- Lady Violet Diana Louise Manners (born 18 August 1993)
- Lady Alice Louisa Lilly Manners (born 27 April 1995)
- Lady Eliza Charlotte Manners (born 17 July 1997)
- Charles John Montague Manners, Marquess of Granby (born 3 July 1999)
- Lord Hugo William James Manners (born 24 July 2003)
The Duchess runs the commercial activities of Belvoir Castle, including shooting parties, weddings and a range of furniture. In 2012, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess had separated, although both were continuing to live at separate wings of the castle with their new partners.
Titles and stylesEdit
- 8 May 1959 – 4 January 1999: Marquess of Granby
- 4 January 1999 – present: His Grace The Duke of Rutland
Coat of armsEdit
- Paul Theroff. "Rutland". Last accessed 13 September 2007
- "Duke of Rutland advertised for actors to work for free". BBC News. 26 July 2018.
- "Actors asked to work without pay at Duke of Rutland's castle". BBC News Online. BBC. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- The Peerage, entry for 11th Duke of Rutland
- Grice, Elizabeth (16 July 2012). "Emma Rutland". Daily Telegraph.
- The Daily Mail, "The Duke of Rutland and I are separating ... but we'll live together in our castle and have new partners: Duchess's remarkable response to her husband's infidelity", published 16 September 2012
- Sebastian Shakespeare For The Daily Mail (12 April 2017). "Duke of Rutland parties with wife, lover and five children". Daily Mail.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Rutland
- Belvoir Castle
- Manners Arms
- Entry at Burke's Peerage
- David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland
|Peerage of England|
| Duke of Rutland
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Duke of Marlborough
The Duke of Rutland
The Duke of Hamilton