The glitzy world of celebrity glamour came to the stately seat of Britain’s first prime minister when supermodel Kate Moss held a magazine fashion shoot at Houghton Hall, near Fakenham.

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The London celebrity, who popularised heroin chic in the 1990s, was photographed at the home of 18th century statesman Sir Robert Walpole by Tim Walker for a spread in the celebrity gossip and fashion magazine Love.

The results appear in the latest edition of the magazine, whose front cover described Ms Moss as “having a romp through Houghton Hall”.

A photograph of her on a train at King’s Lynn station later appeared on Twitter.

Houghton Hall estate manager Robert Miller said the photo shoot took place a few months ago, but did not cause much disruption at the historic Palladian house.

He said he had not yet seen the photographs, but said: “I hope [the hall] comes out in a good light. She’s certainly a beautiful and iconic model so that’s a good start.”

He added that he did not know much about the magazine’s readership and so did know whether to expect a boost in visitor numbers.

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