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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO 1941-2014

_. The Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend, DCVO, who died 29 November, 2014, aged 73, was a scion of the extinct Earls of Birkenhead (Ext 1985), and served as Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1965-71, and later as Extra Lady-in-Waiting until HRH's death in 2002.

She was the former Lady Juliet Smith, born 9 Sept, 1941, a granddaughter of F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead; daughter of the 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (1907-75), by his wife the former Hon Sheila Berry, scion of the Viscounts Camrose, and a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

Lady Juliet married 1970, John Richard Townsend, by whom she had issue, three daughters, Eleanor, Alice and Margaret.

A Memorial Service is to take place at All Saints', Northampton.

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