Cara Delevingne’s grandmother Jane Stevens and former lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret dies aged 85
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 28
Jane Stevens was married to publisher Jocelyn Stevens for 23 years (Picture: Getty)

’s maternal grandmother Jane Stevens, who was the former lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, has died at age 85.

Known as Janie Sheffield, the society beauty was the muse of the royal dressmaker Sir Norman Hartwell, as well as a lady-in-waiting for Princess Margaret.

Jane was the daughter of John Vincent Sheffield and his wife Ann Margaret Faudel-Phillips, and had high society connections on both sides, with her grandfathers being baronets.

She was married for 23 years to publisher Jocelyn Stevens, who hired Princess Margaret’s future husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, as a photographer for Queen magazine. 

A close confidant to the Queen’s sister, until her death in 2002, Jane was once asked to act as her driver when her chauffeur was sick.

Speaking to the , Cara’s mother Pandora Delevigne said: ‘She was stunning, elegant and had a great sense of fun.’

Debutante Jane Sheffield with her husband, Jocelyn Stevens, after their wedding at St Holy Trinity Church, Brompton (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)
Cara’s beloved grandmother Janie (4th left) has died (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)

Pandora added: ‘She was passionate about so many things.

‘She loved horse racing and was really good at tennis, playing until two years ago. She’ll be sorely missed.’ 

Cara is now an extremely successful model, and the British-born beauty has fronted campaigns for huge brands including Puma and Burberry.

Jane Sheffield and Jocelyn Stevens, nephew of Edward Hulton the publisher, celebrate after announcing their engagement (Picture: Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, in April, the model and her sister Poppy shared a photograph of her paternal grandmother with a 17-year-old Prince Philip while they holidayed in Venice.

Elsewhere, at the time of Princess Margaret’s death, Jane told the Telegraph: ‘There was never a dull moment with her.

‘I will remember all the fun and laughter we had. We travelled the world together, but I particularly remember our trips to Italy; she loved visiting the churches, museums and art galleries and, what’s more, she would remember every detail about each place.

Jane was a lady-in-waiting for Princess Margaret (Picture: AP)

‘As her lady-in-waiting, I know how assiduous she was in her knowledge about the regiments with which she was associated.

‘Before we went on a visit to any of them she would tell me all about what they had been doing and which officer had been where.’

She leaves behind children Pandora, 62, Melinda, 49, Charles, 64, and Rupert.

Pandora is married to Charles Delevingne, and together they have three children: Cara, 29, Poppy, 35, and Chloe, 36.