Unsuprisingly, it is not easy to break in to the Norfolk massive. Most have been friends since they were old enough to join the West Norfolk Foxhounds; bonding at teen reeling parties and gap year travels. Many of the Cambridge’s generation returned… One thing is for certain, rumours of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Marchioness of Cholmondeley will have displeased the Norfolk dinner party circuit – there is nothing the so-called ‘Turnip Toffs’ dread more than being expected to take side between two local dynasties. Indeed, 80,000 of the county’s 1.3 million acres belong to estates such as Houghton and Holkham, owned by families who have been loyal to the crown for generations.