You will be thrilled to hear that five members of the Churchill family will be there for the big night, among them Lady Mary Soames (Churchill’s youngest daughter); Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill; The Hon. Winston Churchill (Churchill’s grandson) and his wife, Luce, and the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, to say nothing of such worthies as Ambassador and Mrs. Ogden Reid; the Earl of Lichfield and Lady Annunziata Asquith; Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford; former U.S. Ambassador to England Philip Lader; the Earl of Dartmouth, who will give a buffet dinner at his home the next night for all the guests who will have come from overseas; Lord Rothschild (Jacob) and Lady Rothschild; The Hon. and Mrs. Desmond Guinness; the Earl and Countess of Dudley, and Lord and Lady Dunsany.
Also invited are such nontitled but nonetheless eminently acceptable American guests as Mary McFadden; Hilary and Wilbur Ross; Richard V. Allen (President Ronald Reagan’s first national security adviser); Mr. and Mrs. George F. Baker 3rd; Astrid and Christopher Forbes and Mr. and Mrs. John McCloy II. John’s daughter, Alexandra Driscoll; his son, Nicholas Loeb, and all four of his siblings — Judy Loeb Chiara, Arthur Loeb, Ann Loeb Bronfman and Debbie Loeb Brice — will celebrate with their brother. You’re only 75 once, and by then, it’s time to play the palace.