In 1898, Daisy, Countess of Warwick hosted a weekend party at which the principle guest was the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII.
Part of Warwick Castle is laid out with Madam Taussaud's waxworks to recreate the scene. Most hilariously, you are met at the door by a Victorian servant of some kind, who sticking to her character, primly asks where you are from. She then leads you into the room pictured on the left, and introduces you to the throng. DH and I were announced as the Count and Countess of Royal Leamington Spa!! Made me laugh.
As you near the figures there must be a sensor which triggers a recording as you approach, giving the idea that Daisy is talking to you.
Now, I'm especially interested in this exhibition as family legend has it that my Great Grandmother was Ladies Maid to Daisy, and my Great Grandfather was valeting for the Prince, and they met at Warwick Castle, whilst waiting up for Daisy and the Prince, who were notoriously, having an affair.
My Great Grandfather was in Royal service, becoming Steward of the 5 castles (sort of like a Butler that also did the accounts!) so the story is perfectly feasible. My Grandmother, was the nasty one mentioned on this blog before, here.
Plus, another pelmet for the collection.