Thanks to Lady Kent, This Family in Bridgerton Is Now a Part of High Society, but Who Is She?

Very little is known about Lady Kent, except that she is rather wealthy and a “very cold lady."


May 17 2024, Published 2:41 p.m. ET

Will and Alice Mondrich, and their kids, arrive at the Kent estate.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 3, Part 1 of Bridgerton.

If there's one character in Netflix's Bridgerton series who personifies the practice of manifestation, it's Will Mondrich (Martins Imhangbe). Driven by a desire to secure a better life for his wife, Alice Mondrich (Emma Naomi), and kids, Will levels up from boxer to club owner, catering to Mayfair's elite.

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As Season 3 unfolds, the Mondriches continue to climb in rank, eventually matching the status of the wealthiest members of the ton, and it’s all thanks to Lady Kent. With the Kent family being introduced for the very first time in Season 3, viewers are eager to know who exactly Lady Kent is. Here's everything you need to know.

Who is Lady Kent in ‘Bridgerton’?

Alice and Will Mondrich learn Lady Kent has left their son her entire estate.
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Alice and Will Mondrich learn about Lady Kent's passing.

Lady Kent is Alice Mondrich’s great aunt, whom she met only once when she was younger. In Season 3, viewers learn that Lady Kent, whom Alice can only describe as being a “very cold lady,” has passed away, leaving her entire estate to Will and Alice’s eldest son, Nicholas.

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It is through Walter Dundas, a representative of the crown tasked with ensuring smooth succession, that Will and Alice learn that their family dynamic is about to change for the better. While Mr. Dundas acknowledges that Alice has several cousins more closely related to Lady Kent, none have male children, thereby scooting Nicholas next in line to inherit the Kent estate.

As the newly appointed Baron of Kent, Nicholas and his family gain access to Lady Kent's grand estate, complete with a team of dedicated servants ready to tend to their needs.

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Settling in a member of the ton initially proves difficult for the Mondrich family.

Alice sits down while Will gets dressed for the ball in 'Bridgerton' Season 3.
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While it’s clear the Mondrich family are overwhelmed by their immediate change of lifestyle, certain aspects of the transition do prove to be a bit difficult for them. Initially, the married couple sleep in separate bed chambers as it’s not proper to sleep in the same room. But after having an eye-opening conversation with Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson), Will learns that he can use his marriage to escape the strict rules society has had in place for centuries —at least some of them.

The couple eventually begins to sleep in the same room, and Alice decides to put aside Lady Kent’s less favorable fabrics and have Madame Delacroix (Kathryn Drysdale) sew her up some new ensembles that are more suiting to her taste.

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The more rule-breaking they do, the happier Alice and Will seem. But it isn’t long before they stumble upon a rule that demands careful consideration — self-employment. You see, members of the ton don’t work, they delegate the tasks they need to complete to people of a lower social ranking.

Alice and Will Mondrich looking outside at Lady Kent's estate.
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However, Will’s dedication to his club and the progress he’s made with it makes it difficult for him to let go of it, as he is advised to do so. While he seems to hold firm to the thought of keeping his club, we’re not quite sure the rest of the ton will support his decision. With Part 2 still to come, we’re hoping Will doesn’t jeopardize his family’s chance at wealth.

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