Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lady Rose Lauritzen

Lady Rose Lauritzen is a granddaughter of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Londonderry; a younger daughter of the late Lady Mairi Bury; and holds the Tenancy of Mount Stewart House in succession to her aforementioned mother whose elder daughter is Lady Elizabeth Mairi Keppel (b. 1941) who married in 1962 (div.) Alastair Michael Hyde Villiers (1939–2005) and has issue, and in 1980 (div. 1988) Merlin Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley;

This entry is from the London Gazette of 1980:-


Queen Anne's Gate, London S.W. 1
27th November 1980

The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to ordain and declare that Rose Deirdre Margaret, wife of Peter Lathrop Lauritzen, Gentleman, shall henceforth have, hold and enjoy the same title, rank, place, pre-eminence and precedence as the daughter of an Earl which would have been due to her had her father Derek William Charles Keppel, Esquire (commonly called Viscount Bury), survived his father Walter Egerton George Lucian, Earl of Albemarle and thereby succeeded to the title and dignity of Earl of Albemarle.

And to command that the said Royal Concession and Declaration be recorded in Her Majesty's College of Arms.


Anonymous said...

It might have been appropriate to write "a" daughter or "younger" daughter because Lady Mairi (my late grandmother) has two daughters alive. I find it very insulting you appear to have completely ignored my mother who is Elizabeth, the elder daughter of Lady Mairi. Being married to a Peer, in 1980, Elizabeth did not seek to obtain a similar warrant to her sister in that year because peerage titles (i.e. to put it simply those entitled to wear a coronet at a United Kingdom Coronation)submerge so-called "courtesy" titles.

To make amends for a wrong impression you may have created, perhaps you will publish a photograph of my mother so that her friends know that Elizabeth is alive and comparatively well, supported by the love of her family. If you will do this please kindly provide me with a postal address to which I can send the photograph for you to scan.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Villiers


Timothy Belmont said...

Many thanks for getting in touch. I am truly sorry that you have been offended by my inadvertent omission.

It was completely unintentional and I merely mentioned Lady Rose because of her present connection with Mount Stewart.

I shall contact you by email forthwith.

Anonymous said...

I really do not think anyone reading your blog attached to the gentleman’s concerns would have read it in any context other than you commenting on what was happening within the context of Mount Stewart and the goings on there.... There was no reason in your commentary for you to have mentioned Elizabeth as she was not relevant to your comments.... but I can see how someone connected to the family would like their mother mentioned and as a reader it will be nice to read another informative and I'm sure interesting snippet on another person connected to the property.. So look forward to viewing a photo of this Lady and the commentary you add.... it is of interest to me as I am currently reading Circe the life of Edith Marchioness of Londonderry.
Till your next blog!