If you don’t take the time to look after yourself then time will not look after you.

What defines a confident woman to you?

A confident woman has a certain presence, you may not be aware of her at first, she may walk in the room and be stunning and fashionably dressed, or she may be quiet and unassuming but solid and grounded.

What are the books by your bedside table?

I have taken up photography and there is always a book on technique hanging around. Living in Monaco I also have Grace of Monaco and I am due to hike in Nepal later this year in November, so I have a travel guide of Nepal. Due to the recent tragedy our travel plans have changed. We’re now planning to visit an orphanage so that we can offer some aid whilst we’re there.

Words to live by?

If you don’t take the time in this life to look after yourself then time will not look after you

Do you have a favourite photo and what does it make you feel?

My favourite photograph is of my children when they were young and we spent the summer in Sotogrande. They were very carefree days for the family and everybody is healthy, happy and brown. It makes me proud to be their mother.

What would be the soundtrack to your life and why?

I don’t really have a soundtrack but I love all the Bruce Springsteen albums, particularly his earlier music. I’ve been a fan for nearly 40 years.

Best advice you could give?

I could write a book on advice for young women. However, I think if they worried a lot more about the quality and type of the food they are putting in their mouths rather than the calorie count and the slimming/fattening quality of food, they would naturally be slimmer and healthy and happier. Keep active and in touch with nature.

Marie wears the Dias Knit in Powder Blue.