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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Lydia Duchess of Bedford (1917-2006)

Lydia Duchess of Bedford died at St Peter's Hospital Chertsey, 25 July, 2006, after a fall. She was b. 1917, the Hon Lydia Yarde-Buller, daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston, MVO, OBE (1873-1930), by his wife Jessie (d. 1960) daughter of Alfred Smither. Her siblings included (1) Joan who married (i) a Guinness (ii) the Aly Khan (and was mother of HH the Aga Khan), and (iii) Viscount Camrose, and (2) Denise, wife of the 5th Baron Ebury. Lydia married (i) 1938, Capt Ian Archibald de Hoghton Lyle, Black Watch (who was killed in action in 1942), eld son of Sir Archibald Lyle, 2nd Baronet, and (ii) 1947 (divorced 1960) as his 2nd wife, the 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002).She leaves a daughter, by the first marriage, Lorna Elwes, and a son from the 1st marriage, Sir Gavin Lyle, 3rd Baronet, and a son from the second marriage, Lord Francis Russell.
Funeral service to take place on Wednesday 2 August 2006, at Chobham St Lawrence Church, Chobham, Surrey.

Source: Daily Telegraph: 27 Jul 2006

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