1923. A year has passed and Edith returned from Switzerland having secretly had her baby and given her up for adoption. The family and staff journey to London for debutante Lady Rose to be presented to the king. Martha Levinson and her son Harold also turn up and Mary meets both Anthony and Charles, who openly vie for her attention. Rose goes to a club with married friend Freda Dudley-Ward, from whom the cardsharp Sampson steals a love letter from the Prince of Wales. Mary and Charles endeavour to retrieve it in vain, though the escapade brings them closer. John is called upon to help obtain it. Mary is annoyed to learn from Anthony that the supposedly-republican Charles is himself an aristocrat's heir. Mrs Hughes and Mary discover that John was indeed in London on the day of Green's death. Martha attracts gold-digging admirer Lord Aysgarth but sees through him and turns down his proposal, though Harold, to his surprise, charms Aysgarth's daughter Madeleine and the Levinson valet ... Written by
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It is pointed out that Madeleine Allsopp, daughter of Lord Aysgarth, is not styled "Lady" but as "The Honourable." Sons and daughters of Barons and Viscounts and the younger sons of Earls are styled as the Honourable. Daughters of Earls, Marquesses and Dukes are styled as "Lady" while younger sons of Marquesses and Dukes are styled "Lord." The eldest sons of Earls, Marquesses and Dukes use their fathers' courtesy titles if available, and if there is yet another lower title, it goes to their eldest sons. (For example, the Duke of Devonshire also holds the titles Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Burlington and Baron Cavendish. The eldest son of the Duke holds the title Marquess of Hartington, his eldest son is the Earl of Burlington, and his eldest son is Lord Cavendish.) It is unknown if Robert, Earl of Grantham, has a courtesy title, as only his son would be entitled to use it, but not Matthew and later George, even though they are each the heir to the title. However, unlike lord and lady, the title "The Honourable" is only used in the third person when discussing someone formally, and not as a form of address. This is only the second time the characters on the show discuss who is styled what, after the house party in the fourth season, when Violet instructs Tom Branson as to the proper way to address the Dowager Duchess of Yeovil. The discussion of who is or isn't styled Lady is likely never addressed as it is universally understood in British society. See more
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I hate to lie.
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I'll do it. I don't mind lying.
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