Viscountess Emma Weymouth, 33, has addressed her “sadness” over her two young sons John, five, and Henry, two, having never met their paternal grandmother. Emma’s husband Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth’s, 45, mother, Anna Thynn, Marchioness of Bath, lives in France. However, Anna still makes visits to Longleat where she stays in a flat upstairs and hasn’t yet met her grandchildren. While quizzed about the situation by the Sunday Times Magazine, Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Emma reportedly “sinks into the back of her chair and gives a tiny shrug”.
She then explained: “All families have their complications.”
Emma added: “That’s something that’s not particularly news to us.
“So I feel very grateful for the family we’ve made.”
According to the Daily Mail, the model’s words about Ceawlin’s mother come after Anna and her husband boycotted the couple’s wedding in 2013 due to the Viscount removing their self-painted murals from Longleat House.
Back in 2015, Ceawlin also claimed his mother took issue about him marrying Emma.
Anna reportedly said to him: “Are you sure about what you’re doing to 400 years of bloodline?” in reference to the colour of Emma’s skin.
“There’s class and then there’s the racial thing. It’s a jungle and I’m going through it.”
However, although Emma has a story which parallels that of Meghan Markle, 38, she said she is not in the position to give her any advice.
“Oh no, I would never presume to give anyone advice, I would not be so bold. And I haven’t even met her,” she told the publication.
The Viscountess explained: “I wouldn’t want to compare myself to Meghan, I don’t think it would be appropriate.
“But I think she is doing well; it is a lovely time in her life.”
Strictly Come Dancing: The Results airs tonight on BBC One at 7.15pm.