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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Duke of Beaufort marries Georgia Powell

_. The marriage took place 30 April, 2018, at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Badminton, Gloucestershire, between Henry John Fitzroy Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort (born 22 May, 1952), of Badminton House, eldest son of the late 11th Duke of Beaufort (1928-2017), by his first wife the former Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (1928-95), scion of the Marquesses of Bath, & Miss Georgia Powell (born 18 Feb, 1969), scion of the Powell landed family, daughter Tristram Roger Dymoke Powell (b 1940), descended from the Earls of Longford, by his wife the former Virginia Beatrice Lucas, scion of the Lucas landed family, of Oakash.

The Duke of Beaufort married firstly, 13 June, 1987, in the presence of the Princess of Wales and Duchess of York, Tracy Louise Ward (b 22 Dec 1958), scion of the Earls of Dudley, daughter of the Hon Peter Ward by his wife the former Claire Leonora Baring, by which marriage he had two sons and a daughter.

The new Duchess of Beaufort is a granddaughter of Anthony Dymoke Powell, the great author, by his wife the former Lady Violet Georgiana Pakenham, third daughter of the 5th Earl of Longford (1864-1915), by his wife the former Lady Mary Julia Child Villiers, daughter of the 7th Earl of Jersey. She married firstly, in 1996, Tobias Coke, by whom she has a son and a daughter.

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