Raleigh Fine Arts Society, North Carolina, welcomed Katherine Astor.
British gardening aficionado, Katherine Astor, presented a lecture and slide show on her own garden, her favorite gardens, and life in a stately English home in March 2004, in Raleigh’s Carolina Country Club, sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society (RFAS).
Katherine Astor, was once the private secretary for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Katherine Astor’s British roots reach back to 1066 when her family came to England with William the Conqueror and settled in Norfolk. Her grandfather, General Allan Adair, led the forces that liberated Brussels in World War II. Her father served with the British forces during the invasion of Normandy. Richard Astor’s great-grandfather, William Waldorf Astor, emigrated to Britain from America in 1891.