Top honour for Duke

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THE Duke of Devonshire has received international recognition for his restoration of Chatsworth House.

In a glitzy ceremony in New York, the Duke was awarded the 2012 Watch Award by the World Monuments Fund.

The Duke, along with the Duchess of Devonshire, has devoted the past six years to the renovation of the great house, which his family has owned since 1549.

On receiving the award, the Duke said: “I am humbled you’ve chosen Chatsworth House.”