Winston Churchill Marries Clementine Hozier

Various contemporary memoirs contain references to Clementine's outstanding beauty, to which photographs (either then or later) rarely did justice.

Lady Cynthia Asquith was to write of her: 'Clementine Hozier; classical, statuesque; yet full of animation. A Queen she should have been; her superbly sculpted features would have looked splendid on a coin. "There's a face that will LAST, " said everyone. How rigt they were!' Apart from her beauty and elegance, Clementine was lively and enthusiastic, and one of her great charms was that, despite being an acknowledged 'beauty', she was completely lacking in self-consciousness.

Churchill met his future wife, Clementine Hozier, in 1904 at a ball in Crewe House, home of the Earl of Crewe and his wife Margaret Primrose (daughter of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery). In 1908, they met again at a dinner party hosted by Lady St Helier. Churchill found himself seated beside Clementine, and they soon began a lifelong romance. He proposed to Clementine during a house party at Blenheim Palace on 10 August 1908, in a small Temple of Diana. On 12 September 1908, they were married in St. Margaret's, Westminster. The church was packed; the Bishop of St Asaph conducted the service. In March 1909, the couple moved to a house at 33 Eccleston Square.