Thursday, October 03, 2013

Douglas-Hamilton/Fry engagement

_.The engagement was announced 2 Oct, 2013, between the Hon Charles Douglas Douglas-Hamilton (b 1979), scion of the Earls of Selkirk (disclaimed) and Dukes of Hamilton & Brandon, & Katherine Elizabeth Fry (b 1980), daughter of Lt-Gen Sir Robert Alan Fry, KCB, CBE (b 1951), of Sherborne, Dorset, by his wife the former Elizabeth Anne Woolmore. Charles Douglas-Hamilton is the second son of the life peer the Baron Selkirk of Douglas, PC, QC (b 1942), of North Berwick, East Lothian, by his wife the former Hon (Priscilla) Susan Buchan (b 1949), daughter of the 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir (1911-96)by his 1st wife the LP Baroness TWEEDSMUIR OF BELHAVIE (1915-78) &c. (*) NOTE: Lord Selkirk of Douglas, having succeeded as 11th Earl of SELKIRK &c on 23 Nov 1994 - as a consequence of the title's famous 'shifting remainder' which precluded any Duke of Hamilton & Brandon from holding the earldom whilst enjoying the higher honours and if there was an heir available for the earldom - (a claim subsequently admitted by Lyon Court in 1996), disclaimed his peerages for life some five days later on 28 Nov 1994. -=-

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