Their three children were educated at Marlborough College, where fees are £27,000 a year.
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.
Kate is a fan and has played since junior school and was captain of the 1st 11 at Marlborough College.
One night late that summer they put him aboard the sleeper for Winnipeg, and when he got off he asked for the Marlborough Hotel.
Kate played hockey since junior school and was captain of the first XI at Marlborough College.
As a statesman the high qualities of Marlborough were owned by his bitterest foes.
There was Henrietta, Duchess of Marlborough, an absorbing dame.
Marlborough no sooner came in sight of the enemy's position than he formed his own plan of attack.
The Duke of Marlborough was one of the bravest and most kindly-tempered of men.
I have always thought of him and of Marlborough as the two greatest men of that age.