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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Major The 14th Lord Napier & Ettrick, KCVO (1930-2012)

Maj The 14th Lord Napier & Ettrick, KCVO, private secretary to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 1973-98, died 15 March, 2012. He was 81.

Francis Nigel Napier was b 5 Dec 1930, son of the 13th peer and succeeded to the family honours (peerage of Scotland; Barony in the peerage of the UK, and a baronetcy) on his father's demise, 1954.

He served in the Scots Guards, was equerry to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and was appointed to Princess Margaret's household in 1973, as private secretary, comptroller and equerry.

He married in 1958, Delia Mary Pearson, a kinswoman of Princess Margaret (a descendant of the Bowes Lyons), by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters. The peerages and baronetcy now devolve upon his elder son, Francis, Master of Napier, born 3 Nov 1962.

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