Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Death of Lady Kennard

Lady Kennard, one of the Queen's closest friends, and mother of the Duchess of Westminster, died 28 April, 2011.

Lady Kennard was born Georgina Wernher in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 17 October 1919 to Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Bt., and Countess Anastasia de Torby. On 10 October 1944, she married Lt.-Col. Harold Phillips (1909–1980). They had five children:

Alexandra Anastasia Phillips Duchess of Abercorn (born 27 February 1946)
Nicholas Harold Phillips (23 August 1947–1 March 1991)
Fiona Mercedes Phillips (born 30 March 1951)
Marita Georgina Phillips (born 28 May 1954)
Natalia Ayesha Phillips Duchess of Westminster (born 8 May 1959)

Lady Kennard's first husband, Harold Phillips, died in 1980. She married 2ndly in 1992 to Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Bt. (1915–


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