The 15th Duke of Hamilton & 12th Duke of Brandon died on June 5, 2010. He was 71.
The duke was Premier Peer of Scotland & Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyrood House. He bore the Crown of Scotland before the Queen at the opening of the first Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Angus Alan Douglas Douglas-Hamilton was born September 13, 1938, eldest son of the 14th duke by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy, daughter of the 8th Duke of Northumberland, of Alnwick Castle.
The Old Etonian duke served as Flight Lt (RAF), and was buried in his uniform; he was a test pilot with Scottish Aviation, and member of The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers).
He married firstly in 1972 (div 1987) Sarah Jane (died 1994), dau of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Baronet; married secondly, 1988, Jillian (nee Robertson), former wife of (i) Martin Page and (ii) Edward Hulton, son of Sir Edward Hulton; and married thirdly, 1998, Kay Carmichael, who survives him, together with his children from his 1st marriage. His elder son, Alexander Douglas, Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale, who was born March 31, 1978, now succeeds to his father's honours.