Aristocracy is government by people of noble blood. It is a form of government that belongs to the past. It is certainly not something that means a great deal in modern America. However the concept won't go away.

A recent example in a Hollywood blockbuster is Sienna Miller's appearance as The Baroness in GI Joe - The Rise of Cobra. Some of the stills from the film show a sleek enough Baroness happily holding machine guns. This brings to mine Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye. Before that there might be Raquel Welch's appearance in the first Casino Royale.

Felicity Loudon

"She may be an heiress to the Cadbury chocolate empire, but Felicity Loudon is anything but sweet, according to former staff at her £27million country estate.

The great-great-granddaughter of company founder John Cadbury is facing an accusation of unfair dismissal from an African gardener who claims she made his life a misery."

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"The Queen of England, Elizabeth Windsor is launching her Facebook page today. Her Majesty updates her status: “One has just returned from saying farewell to HMS Ark Royal. Not allowed to take the helicopter because of the cuts. Was even asked for one's ticket on the train." The head of the Royal Monarchy’s web page will feature photos, videos and news along with a record of the previous day's official Royal engagements."