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Monday, April 30, 2018

Graeme Elizabeth Laing 1926-2018

_.Mrs Graeme Elizabeth Laing, who died 27 April, 2018, aged 91, was a scion of the Earls of Stair, and a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She was born Graeme Elizabeth Dalrypmle-Hamilton, 29 October, 1926, daughter of Admiral Sir Frederick Hew George Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany, KCB (1890-1974), a godson of King George V, by his wife the former Gwendolen Peek (1890-1974), scion of the Peek baronets.

She had an elder sister, Christian, born in 1919, and a brother, North Edward Frederick, born in 1922, and for whom the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII stood sponsor). An aunt, Victoria Alexandra Dalrymple-Hamilton, was a goddaughter of both Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

She married 8 June, 1948, Alexander Grant Laing, MC (1924-88), son of Hector Stanley Laing, by his wife Margaret Norris Grant, daughter of Sir Alexander Grant, 1st Baronet. There were 2 sons and 2 daughters of the marriage.

The funeral takes place at Edinkillie Church, Friday 18th May, 2018.

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