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Chef Clodagh engaged to stately home love Harry


Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna

Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna has got engaged to Downton Abbey aristocrat Harry Herbert.

The Englishman grew up in Broadspear House, in the grounds of Highclere Castle, the location of hit telly drama Downton Abbey.

“We got engaged! We are over the moon with happiness and thank everybody for the lovely warm wishes,” McKenna wrote on Instagram, posting a snap of the happy couple enjoying a candlelit dinner.

Her fiance replied: “I am the luckiest man alive! Love you @clodagh_mckenna.”

The couple met in 2017 after Herbert split from his wife of 25 years, with whom he has three grown-up children.

He was raised in Broadspear House in Highclere Park, Hampshire, which is the location for Downton Abbey.

McKenna has previously told of how lucky she felt to have met Herbert.

“Everybody who meets Harry says he’s the most incredible gentleman you’ll ever meet,” she said.

“I’m not really a lucky person, but we were both very lucky.

“It’s like people say, when you meet somebody and you just think, ‘This is it’.”