TALK OF THE TOWN: Give up the country life? You've got to be Kidding!

TALK OF THE TOWN: Give up the country life? You've got to be Kidding! Model Jemma intends to stay close to family home on the Duke of Wellington's Hampshire estate despite split from his son

By Alistair Foster, Joanna Bell And Sophie Cockerham For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 27 September 2020

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Jemma Kidd may have split from her aristocratic husband – but she's not giving up the trappings of country life so easily.

I hear the model has told friends she intends to stay close to the family home on the Duke of Wellington's Hampshire estate, despite splitting from his son, Arthur Wellesley, the Earl of Mornington, after 15 years.

The Countess, 46, was never likely to return to Notting Hill where they previously lived. For despite the well-heeled neighbourhood being one of the most exclusive in London, when she lived there she complained about 'rubbish on the pavement and people everywhere' and once said: 'I'm not bringing my kids up here!'

Jemma Kidd may have split from her aristocratic husband – but she’s not giving up the trappings of country life so easily

Jemma Kidd may have split from her aristocratic husband – but she's not giving up the trappings of country life so easily

The model has told friends she intends to stay close to the family home on the Duke of Wellington's Hampshire estate, pictured, despite splitting from his son, Arthur Wellesley, the Earl of Mornington, after 15 years

The model has told friends she intends to stay close to the family home on the Duke of Wellington's Hampshire estate, pictured, despite splitting from his son, Arthur Wellesley, the Earl of Mornington, after 15 years

It now sounds like Jemma won't be going far as I hear work is progressing on a new yoga retreat she plans to open at the estate.

I'm told Jemma is considering remaining with her twins, ten, and her four-year-old son within the grounds of Stratfield Saye House,

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