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"Charles Henry, 7th Duke of Richmond, was host to King George and Queen Mary each summer for Goodwood Races, in Sussex. The royal party were entertained to a succession of elaborate meals, the menus for which were submitted to Buckingham Palace for approval each April. Nearly 40 specially hired servants crowded into the house a mile from the racecourse as well as an orchestra. The Duke's grandson once attached a pedometer to the butler, Mr Marshall, for a single day in race week; it registered nineteen and a half miles. The Duke celebrated the departure of his royal guests by dining off plain beef and carrots."
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