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With its towers and crenelated battlements, Eastnor Castle has the swagger and scale which made it the perfect setting for the wedding of Shiv and Tom in the hit television drama Succession, chronicling the machinations of media magnate Logan Roy and his toxic, feuding family.
But never assume that life at Eastnor plods along placidly just because cameras and crew have departed.
Last year, the castle – Herefordshire seat of James Hervey-Bathurst, a direct descendant of its creator, the 2nd Lord Somers – hosted the nuptials of Hervey-Bathurst's eldest daughter, Imogen, when she married buccaneering Irish-American property mogul and TV personality Sean Conlon.
It was a sumptuous wedding for 350 guests, including billionaire Hans Rausing and his wife Julia, and was made all the more dazzling by the attendance of Hollywood royalty in the form of Michelle Pfeiffer, whose husband, David E Kelley, was one of a number of 'Best Men' chosen by Conlon.
But the magic of the moment has not, alas, endured. I can reveal that the couple have parted barely 14 months after exchanging vows.
'It's terribly sad,' one of the couple's friends tells me. 'It was a spectacular wedding, and they made a lovely couple.'
I can reveal that the couple, Sean and Imogen have parted barely 14 months after