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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lady Michael Fitzalan Howard c1919-2017

__. Lady Michael Fitzalan Howard, who died 23 September, 2017, aged 98, was the second wife, and widow of Major-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan-Howard, KCVO, CB, CBE, MC (1916-2007), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk.

She was Victoria Winifred (Vita) Russell, daughter of Colonel Reginald Russell, CVO, CBE, DSO, and married firstly, 1949, Maj Sir Mark Baring, KCVO (1916-88), scion of the Earls of Cromer, by whom she had 2 daughters; married 2ndly, 1997, Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard, yr brother of the 17th Duke of Norfolk.

Her elder daughter, Lavinia, was Extra Lady-in-Waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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