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Friday, May 04, 2018

Lady Miranda Mary Emmet 1927-2018

_. The Lady Miranda Emmet, who died 3 May, 2018, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Norfolk.

She was born the Hon Miranda Mary Fitzalan Howard, 1 June, 1927, third daughter of the 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, MBE (1885-1972), a scion of the ancient House of Howard, by his wife Mona Josephine Tempest Stapleton, suo jure Baroness Beaumont. Her seven siblings all had names beginning with the letter "M". Miles, Michael, Martin, Mark, Mariegold, Miriam and Mirabel.

Her father, until his demise in 1972, was heir presumptive to his kinsman, Bernard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England. It was her brother, Miles, who in 1975 succeeded the 16th Duke in the premier Dukedom of England, and subsequently Miranda and her siblings were elevated to the rank of children of a duke, &c.

She married 22 July, 1947, the Hon Christopher Anthony Robert Emmet, son of Mr Thomas Emmet, of Amberley Castle, by his wife the Baroness Emmet of Amberley, a life peeress, and one of the first women to sit in the House of Lords.

Lady Miranda leaves issue, Teresa, Catriona, Rowena and Robert.

The funeral takes place at the Cathedral of St Philip Howard, Arundel Castle, 4 June, 2018.

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