On Monday we got invited along to a cocktail party hosted by the Earl & Countess of Mornington and the Hunter Directors to celebrate the launch of the new collection: Duke of Wellington by Hunter Field.

The event was held at Apsley House (once known as Number 1 London), the home of the first Duke of Wellington to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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In typical Hunter style they’d thought of everything including a Field Hunter branded green carpet for guests to walk up..

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Flanking the entrance were four rather impressive grey horses and Hunter models (wearing items from the all purpose equestrian collection) to greet guests as they arrived…

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On entering the Aspley House you could see the new collection bordered by bespoke green hedging, which was quite novel..

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Having checked out the new Hunter wares it was time for a drink, so we headed up the rather grand staircase in search of something to quench our thirst..

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Luckily drinks on offer included Nyetimber English sparkling wine and Gilpin’s gin cocktails as well as selection of canapés from caterers Cellar Society.

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Protected by a glass case you could admire the original Wellington boots worn by the 1st Duke of Wellington himself..

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There were also a number of models on hand wearing the collection

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Music was provided by Cellist Ben Davies

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There were some rather fine paintings on the walls by the likes of Velasquez, Goya, Rubens and Van Dyck to name a few..

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