|British heir accuses his mother of racism towards his Nigerian wife|
The marchioness, who has spent more time at the Longleat estate since the death of her long-term lover in France, is said to ignore her son’s wife whenever they cross paths in the grounds of the estate. Though the 29-year-old aspiring television chef and food blogger has known the Bath family since she was a child, when the couple announced their engagement, Thynn, 41, claims his mother asked: "Are you sure about what you’re doing to 400 years of bloodline?"
The viscount told the Sunday Times that his 71-year-old mother has no contact with their baby son, John, because, "I don’t want him contaminated by that sort of atmosphere and those sort of views" he said.
Despite trying to ignore his mother’s racist comments, he claims she repeatedly spoke out against his relationship with McQuinston, who is said to have been ’devastated’ after hearing her mother-in-law’s comments.
McQuiston told Tatler magazine back in 2013: "There has been some snobbishness, particularly among the much older generation. There’s class and then there’s the racial thing."
Emma, Viscountess Weymouth will become Britain's first black marchioness when her husband inherits the title from his father.