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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lady Saunders (Katie Boyle) 1926-2018

__. Katie Boyle, the tv personality and game show panelist, died 20 March, 2018, aged 91.

She was Italian-born aristocrat Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla, born 29 May, 1926, daughter of the Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla, by his wife the former Dorothy Kate Ramsden.

She married firstly, 17 Sept, 1947, Richard Bentinck Boyle, styled Viscount Boyle ( later 9th Earl of Shannon) 1924-2013, from whom she was divorced in 1955; married 2ndly, 1955, racehorse trainer Greville Baylis, who died in 1976; married thirdly, 1979, the theatre impresario, Sir Peter Saunders, who died in 2002.


The Baron Crickhowell PC 1934-2017

- The Baron Crickhowell, PC, Tory life peer, died 17 March, 2018.

As Nicholas Edwards he served as a Conservative MP from 1970 to 1987, & was Secretary of State for Wales in the Thatcher Administration.


The Baron Richard PC, QC 1932-2018

— The Lord Richard, PC, QC, life peer, Labour politician, died 18 March, 2018, was, as Ivor Richard, a Labour MP 1964-74.


Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (d 2018)

- The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, who died suddenly in Nottingham, 13 March, 2018, aged 74, was a life peer, trade unionist & Labour politician.

She was General-Secretary of SOGAT 1985-91.


Frederick Charles Merlin Morshead (b 2018)

Louise Alexandra Patricia Morshead (nee Nicolson, born 1984) scion of the Barons Saltoun, and descended from Queen Victoria, wife of Charles Christopher Thomas Morshead (born 1981) gave birth to a son, Frederick Charles Merlin, 15 March, 2018, a brother for Rory Thomas Malise, who was born in 2015.
Louise Morshead is a daughter of Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Mary Ingrid Isabel Fraser, Mistress of Saltoun ( b 1957), daughter & heir of the Lady Saltoun (b 1930) & Capt Alexander Ramsay of Mar (1919-2000), son of Admiral the Hon Sir Alexander Ramsay (1881-1972) by his wife HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught & Strathearn (1886-1974) daughter of HRH The Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (1850-1942), third son of HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)


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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spencer-Churchill/ Hammerström.

The engagement has been announced between Lord Edward Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (born 1974) scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, son of the late 11th Duke (1926-2014) by his wife the former Rosita Douglas, & Kimberley “Kimi” Hammerström.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hanover/ de Osma wedding

_. The marriage took place at Lima, Peru, 16th March, 2018, between HRH Prince Christian of Hanover, younger son of HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick, head of tbe Royal House of Hanover, by his former first wife Chantal, & Peruvian heiress Alessandra de Osma.

The bride grooms father is claimant to the suspended Dukedom of Cumberland & Teviotdale.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hon Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet 1936-2018

—-. Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, has died.

William Hepburn McAlpine was born in 1936, son of the 5th baronet (later the life peer as Baron McAlpine of Moffat (1907-90), by his wife the former Ella Garnett (1910-87): married twice, firstly in 1959, to Jill Benton Jones (1937-2004); married 2ndly, 2004, the former Judith Mary Sanderson.

Sir William is succeeded by his son fron his first marriage, Andrew, who was born in 1960.


Price/Gladstone engagement

___. The engagement was announced 15 March, 2018 between David Price, son of Mr & Mrs Martin Price, & India Kate Gladstone (born 1991) , scion of the Gladstone baronets, and descended from the prime minister, William Gladstone, daughter of Charles Angus Gladstone (b 1964), heir to the baronetcy, by his wife, the former Lineke van der Mast.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Death of the 3rd Earl of Plymouth

_. The 3rd Earl of Plymouth died 7 March, 2018.

Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, third holder of the peerage, had been a peer for almost 75 years.

He succeeded to the title - and the viscountcy of Windsor - upon the death of his father, the 2nd Earl, 1 October, 1943.

His mother, the former Lady Irene Charteris, who died in 1989, was a scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March.

Lord Plymouth married in 1950, Miss Caroline Helen Rice, who died in 2016.

The Earldom now devolves upon his son and heir Ivor, styled Viscount Windsor, who was born in 1951.


Hon Garech Domnagh Browne (1939-2018)

—-. Guinness heir the Hon Garech Browne, has died aged 78.

Garech Domnagh Browne, who was born in June, 1939, son of the 4th Baron Oranmore & Browne, by his wife the heiress Oonagh Guinness, scion of the Earls of Iveagh, was the elder brother of the Hon Tara Browne, immortalised by the Beatles in their song ‘A Day in the Life’ (he ‘blew his mind out in a car’).

He married in 1981, Indian aristocrat Princess Harshad Purna Devi, daughter of the Majaraja of Morvi.


Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge (born 2018)

__. HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden (b 1982) and her husband Chris O’Neill, have had their third child. The infant princess, born 9 March, 2018, has been named Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, and given the title Duchess of Blekinge.

Princess Adrienne, the latest grandchild for King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia, is tenth in line to the Swedish throne.

The infant is the latest descendant of Queen Victoria and can trace her lineage to two of Victoria’s sons - from Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, and from Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.


Marquess of Bristol to wed

The 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 1979) son of the late 6th Marquess, and younger brother of John, the 7th peer, who squandered the family fortune, has announced his betrothal to an American Meredith Dunn.


Saturday, March 03, 2018

Latest descendant of King George V & Queen Mary: Penny Moon Hermans

Ellen Mary Lascelles (b 17 Dec, 1984), scion of the Earls of Harewood and descendant of the Royal House of Windsor, and partner of Michael G. Hermans, gave birth to a daughter, Penny Moon Hermans, in Australia, 1 March, 2018, a sister for Jack Marley Hermans, who was b 21 March, 2016, at Mullumbimby Hospital, Australia.

Ellen Lascelles is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Lascelles, and a granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE, and great-granddaughter of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, only daughter of HM King George V, &c.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet 1931-2018

_.Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet, died 25 February, 2018.

He was born 6 February, 1931, a sscion of the Earls of Guilford, son of the Hon John Montagu William North, and succeeded to the baronetcy of his maternal grandfather, Sir William Norton Hicking, under the terms of a special remainder, in 1947; married 1956, Sara Virginia, daughter of Air Chief Marshal Sir (James) Donald Innes Hardman, GBE, KCB, by whom he had issue.

Sir Jonathan is succeeded by his son, Jeremy William Francis North, who was born 5 May, 1960.