Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Maj Sir John Griffin, KCVO 1924-2009

Major Sir (Arthur) John Stewart Griffin, KCVO, Press Secretary to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1956-91, died 1 April, 2009, aged 85. He married 1962, Henrietta Montagu Douglas Scott (1934-2008), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry, dau of Brigadier (Claud) Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, DSO (1906-71) by his 1st wife the former Lady Victoria Doris Rachel Haig, dau of Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig; his wife died 20 Feb, 2008. He is survived by sons, (i) Andrew Michael Stewart Griffin b 27 April 1963, & (ii) Philip Anthony Stewart Griffin, b 23 May 1965. Private family funeral on Tuesday 14th April. Memorial Service in London to be announced later.


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