In the days when Alexander, 13th Duke of Manchester, was not living in constantly changing housing in Las Vegas and was married to a woman, his first Duchess, who gave him children and the potential for redeeming the family name, things were different.
Shame and degradation had not yet overtaken his entire family. He was invited to events usual to a Peer of the Realm. And occasionally, he and his lovely Duchess, Wendy enjoyed the company of other members of the aristocracy.
Today, Laura, the Second Hand Duchess, is forced to simulate a vanished reality claiming she attends events, such as the Queen's Jubilee, instead of being forced to buy tickets to events put on to make a profit for the sponsoring organization, such as the British American Business Council of Los Angeles. How sad.