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Friday, December 29, 2017

Bronwen, Viscountess Astor 1930-2017

_. Bronwen, Viscountess Astor, who died 28 December, 2017, aged 87, was the fashion model _Bronwen Pugh_ and widow of the 3rd Viscount Astor.

She was born in 1930, as Janet Bronwen Alun Pugh, the youngest daughter of His Honour Sir (John) Alun Pugh (1894-1971), of the Old Rectory, Dunsfold, Surrey, by his wife the former Kathleen Mary Goodyear, and married, 14 Oct, 1960, as his third wife, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, who had been a figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963. Her husband died 8 March, 1966. The marriage produced two daughters, Janet, born in 1961, since September, Duchess of Richmond & Gordon, wife of the Duke of Richmond & Gordon, and a daughter, Pauline, born in 1964.

Lady Astor's step-son is the current 4th Viscount Astor.

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