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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lady Carey Elizabeth Basset 1934-2018

_. The Lady Carey Basset, who died 14 May, 2018, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Leicester, of Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

She was born Lady Carey Elizabeth Coke, 5 May, 1934, second of the three daughters of the 5th Earl of Leicester, MVO (1908-76), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Yorke, DCVO (d 1985), scion of the Earls of Hardwicke.

Her father was Equerry to the Duke of York (later George VI) 1934-37, and Extra Equerry to King George VI 1937-52, and to HM The Queen, 1952-76; her mother was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen from 1953.

Her elder sister, Lady Anne Coke, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, was the wife of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. Lady Anne was one of the Queen's trainbearers at the Coronation, 1953.

Lady Carey married 30 April, 1960, Bryan Ronald Basset, CBE (dec.,) scion of that landed family of Tehidy Park, the only surviving son of Ronald Lambert Basset (1898-1972), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Legge, DCVO (1908-2000), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth, by whom she had issue, three sons. She was precdeceased by her husband and one of her sons.

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