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Who is This Morning chef Clodagh McKenna married to and what’s his connection to the royal family?

The couple tied the knot at Highclere back in August 2021

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This Morning chef Clodagh McKenna is a regular on the ITV programme, but what do we know about her love life?

The culinary whiz, 45, from Ireland, is often seen whipping up delicious recipes on the daytime show while talking hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby through her creations.

But what other shows has she been on? And just how is her husband linked to Downton Abbey?

There’s only one way to find out – read on to discover more about her.

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Clodagh is a firm favourite on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

Who is This Morning chef Clodagh McKenna?

Clodagh, who is from Cork in Ireland, is a TV chef and author of multiple cookbooks, including her latest one In Minutes.

She also writes a cookery column for the Evening Standard and regularly appears on screens to demonstrate her recipes.

Last year on This Morning she tugged at viewers’ heartstrings as she cried live on air.

The chef appeared on the show on St Patrick’s Day 2021 and revealed she missed her beloved mum as she hasn’t been home for a year because of the lockdown.

She revealed: “I remember the last time I went to Ireland and I got to the passport controls, it was just before the lockdown happened, I was going over to see my mum.”

What other shows has Clodagh McKenna been on?

As well as being a regular on This Morning, Clodagh has also appeared on Sunday Brunch with Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.

More recently, Clodagh has featured as a guest on Channel 4 daytime talk show Steph’s Packed Lunch, presented by Steph McGovern.

She has also appeared on the US talk show Today, The Wendy Williams Show and Canada’s The Marilyn Denis Show.

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The couple got married last year (Credit: YouTube)

Who is Clodagh’s aristocrat fiancé?

Clodagh’s fiancé is Harry Herbert.

The couple got engaged at the end of 2020 and tied the knot back in August 2021.

Last autumn on This Morning, Clodagh revealed that she couldn’t believe she “was a wife”.

And she told hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary that she was taking a chicken pie she made on the show home to her husband.

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Sharing pictures of their big day to Instagram, Clodagh revealed her wedding day was the “happiest day” of her life.

She shared: “On the 14th August I married the love of my life ♥️ which made it the happiest day of my life.”

The nuptials took place at Harry’s family home Highclere, which also has its own wood, which Clodagh has presented live from a few times.

Clodagh also shared pictures of the couple’s idyllic honeymoon to Ibiza.

How did Clodagh and Harry meet?

They met at a Fortnum and Mason lunch through mutual friends in 2017.

“We got engaged!” Clodagh said on social media after Harry put a ring on it.

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“We are over the moon with happiness and thank everybody for the lovely warm wishes.”

Before meting Clodagh, Harry was in a 25-year marriage and has three grown-up children.

Clodagh, too, had just come out of a long-term relationship.

What are the couple’s connections to Downton Abbey?

Clodagh revealed that Harry asked her to be his wife while on a walk through the woods of Highclere Park, the grounds of the house where Downton Abbey filmed.

It was also where the couple went on their second date – and it’s where they now live.

But why the Downton connections? Well, it appears aristocrat Harry has a link to the royals.

His father Henry was the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, Lord Porchester.

Fans of Netflix show The Crown will of course know him as Porchy, the Queen’s close pal and racing manager.

Henry sadly died from a heart attack in 2001.

As such, Harry shares the estate with his brother and sister.

The trio all have their own parts, with his brother living in the castle and his sister elsewhere on the estate.

Harry and Clodagh call a property named Broadspear, which sits on the grounds, their home.

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Clodagh is a regular smiling face on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

This Morning viewers convinced they know why Clodagh’s always smiling

Clodagh is known for her chirpy demeanour and, after presenting a segment from her gorgeous Hampshire home, This Morning viewers said it’s no wonder she’s always smiling.

Clodagh‘s loaded, no wonder she’s smiling all the time!!” quipped one viewer.

Clodagh lives in a palace!!! Who knew!” said another.

Blimey, Clodagh‘s gaff’s alright innit?! Wow,” said another.

That’s why Clodagh is always so deliriously happy,” said a fourth.

Ah Clodagh’s husband is a millionaire! Not surprised seeing how big her gaff is. He is the future Earl of Carnavon!” said another.

Gosh I now know why Clodagh is always happy. Good luck to her,” gushed another.

What else has This Morning chef Clodagh McKenna said about Harry?

It seems the fairy-tale couple really are as happy as they seem.

Clodagh recently revealed that Harry’s nickname – the Honourable Harry Herbert – could not be more apt.

“He’s so lovely and he makes me be a better person,” she said.

“He’s made me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m so lucky.”

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