Hilary Weston

October 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dooney's Dictionary

Irish-born former fashion model and trophy wife of Canada’s second richest man, Galen Weston. Tall, patrician and elegant, she has served as Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor with distinction—and without spending a whole lot of time in the country.  She has also served on the boards of innumerable corporations and charities, recently making herself a major cultural force by funding the country’s most generous literary prize, the Hilary Weston Prize for Non-fiction. She’s the poster child for, ah, how many prizes, foundations, and charities beauty, money,  and power can get your name on.

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