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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rosemary Alice Collins 1940-2015

_. Rosemary Alice Collins, who died 10 July, 2015, aged 74, was a scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, and a niece of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

She was born Rosemary Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, 3 Aug 1940, twin with her sister Frances (later Baroness Cranworth), third daughter of Lord William Walter Montagu Douglas Scott MC (1896-1958), by his wife Lady Rachel Douglas-Home, dau of the 13th Earl of Home and sister of the Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, &c.

She was a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch, and niece of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (1901-2004), who, in 1935, married King George V's third son, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-74).

Rosemary Montagu Douglas Scott married in 1978, (Samuel Alexander) Mark Collins, son of publisher Sir William Collins, by whom she had issue, Sampson William Francis (b 1982), and Benjamin Mark Timothy (b 1984).

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