Consuelo's father, William K. Vanderbilt a wealthy business magnate gave the Duke 2.5 million dollars to repair Blenheim Palace . Consuelo in course of time, spent many more millions to renovate the ‘decrepit heap' that was Blenheim, at the time of her marriage. Consuelo and Duke "Sonny" drifted apart steadily. - Photo from "The Vanderbilt Women" 1991
Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousins and the sons of her Uncle Cornelius Vanderbilt II: Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Reginald C. Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt II and Alfred G. Vanderbilt.
The Duchess of Marlborough (1877-1964) née Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney) was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin, the daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne. Her brothers were Cornelius III, Alfred G., and Reginald C. As Gloria Vanderbilt's Aunt, she was awarded custody of Little Gloria.
Kenyan student Philip Maundu of Morehouse College, stands underneath a racially discriminate real estate sign
(From L. to R.) Gertrude Whitney, Mrs. C. Vanderbilt II and Gertrude's daughter, Flora Miller; all centered around Flora's baby daughter.