Why is Cara Delevingne's clan so keen to keep their lavish Christmas bash under ...

While millions were forced to cancel long-planned celebrations with family elsewhere in the country, Cara Delevingne enjoyed a Christmas fit for an aristocrat.

I hear the top model and actress's father, Charles, hired a Palladian mansion in Oxfordshire for a lavish party for four generations of their family, complete with staff to deal with the more mundane tasks of seasonal cooking and cleaning.

'Charles spent a fortune and went to some lengths to keep it all private,' I'm told, 'but the number of cars — plus the comings and goings of the staff — meant it was never likely to stay secret for long.'

The jamboree was held at Aynhoe Park, a 17th-century country pile where rocker Noel Gallagher threw a raucous 50th birthday party and Jade Jagger celebrated her .

While millions were forced to cancel long-planned celebrations with family elsewhere in the country, Cara Delevingne enjoyed a Christmas fit for an aristocrat. I hear the top model and actress's father, Charles, hired a Palladian mansion in Oxfordshire for a lavish party for four generations of their family, complete with staff to deal with the more mundane tasks of seasonal cooking and cleaning. Above, Cara with her sisters, Poppy (left) and Chloe (right)

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While millions were forced to cancel long-planned celebrations with family elsewhere in the country, Cara Delevingne enjoyed a Christmas fit for an aristocrat. I hear the top model and actress's father, Charles, hired a Palladian mansion in Oxfordshire for a lavish party for four generations of their family, complete with staff to deal with the more mundane tasks of seasonal cooking and cleaning. Above, Cara with her sisters, Poppy (left) and Chloe (right)

The jamboree was held at Aynhoe Park (above), a 17th-century country pile where rocker Noel Gallagher threw a raucous 50th birthday party and Jade Jagger celebrated her wedding

The jamboree was held at Aynhoe Park (above), a 17th-century country pile where rocker Noel Gallagher threw a raucous 50th birthday party and Jade Jagger celebrated her

Charles and his wife Pandora, who have homes in Tier 4 London and Sussex, hosted the party, which is understood to have been attended by Chloe, her sister Poppy and their families, as well as LA-based Cara and her grandmother, Jane Stevens. The only picture posted online by Cara was taken at Poppy's West London home weeks before Christmas. Cara said she was celebrating 'with the fam'. (Above, Cara, Poppy and their parents)

Charles and his wife Pandora, who have homes in Tier 4 London and Sussex, hosted the party, which is understood to have been attended by Chloe, her sister Poppy and their families, as well as LA-based Cara and her grandmother, Jane Stevens. The only picture posted online by Cara was taken at Poppy's West London home weeks before Christmas. Cara said she was celebrating 'with the fam'. (Above, Cara, Poppy and their parents)

The Grade I-listed property has 28 bedrooms and is packed with quirky treasures including giant glitterballs, a stuffed zebra rocking horse and a polar bear guarding ancient artefacts. Its gardens were designed by Capability Brown.

The house, which was visited by Charles I and Sir Winston Churchill, is owned by Charles Delevingne's fellow property developer James Perkins, who made his fortune from raves. Perkins is a close friend of Cara's sister Chloe.

Boris Johnson effectively cancelled Christmas for much of the country when he announced a new 'stay at home' order on December 19 that covered London and much of the south and east of England. 

Charles and his wife Pandora, who have homes in Tier 4 London and Sussex, hosted the party, which is understood to have been attended by Chloe, her sister Poppy and their families, as well as Los Angeles-based Cara and her grandmother, Jane Stevens.

The Delevingne sisters are prolific on social media and usually share photographs of their partying with millions of followers.

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However, the only picture posted online by Cara was taken at Poppy's West London home weeks before Christmas. Cara said she was celebrating 'with the fam'.

In November, Cara reportedly attended Rita Ora's secret 30th birthday party, which the pop singer later apologised for hosting and offered to pay a fine. (Above, Cara in November)

In November, Cara reportedly attended Rita Ora's secret 30th birthday party, which the pop singer later apologised for hosting and offered to pay a fine. (Above, Cara in November)

When I ask Charles about his hiring of Aynhoe, he remarks, nonchalantly: 'And your point is?'

He insists it's 'wrong' to suggest they breached restrictions, but declines to give further details.

In November, Cara reportedly attended Rita Ora's secret 30th birthday party, which the pop singer later apologised for hosting and offered to pay a fine.

The party came less than a week after Cara attended an awards ceremony in LA, despite the 14-day quarantine order for travellers landing in the UK.

The smart set's talking about... Suki's hopes to hit a high note 

Best known as the model girlfriend of heart-throb Robert Pattinson, Suki Waterhouse is determined to make a name for herself in the pop charts.

The 28-year-old tells me she's been spending this crisis recording music. 'I'm making an album, which is cool, and there's little things happening with it,' she says.

Best known as the model girlfriend of Hollywood heart-throb Robert Pattinson, Suki Waterhouse is determined to make a name for herself in the pop charts

Best known as the model girlfriend of heart-throb Robert Pattinson, Suki Waterhouse is determined to make a name for herself in the pop charts

A previous single, Brutally, failed to make the top 200 tracks in the UK's download charts, but Suki is undeterred.

'I like collaborating with a feast of friends,' adds the actress, who's promoting her bottle design for Waterdrop. 'I like lo-fi 'dream pop', but also simple folk.'

How about a duet with Pattinson? The Twilight star recently sang on the film soundtrack for High Life.

Hugh Bonneville reveals he's plagued by people trying to steal his identity online

Hugh Bonneville reveals he's plagued by people trying to steal his identity online

Here's one problem the Earl of Grantham never had to face: Downton star Hugh Bonneville reveals he's plagued by people trying to steal his identity online. 

'Roughly every two weeks, some numpty who can't spell sets up two new accounts pretending to be me,' he wails. 

'They send naff private messages to people who follow me, hoping to lure them

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