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Friday, April 12, 2019

Una-Mary Parker 1930-2019

_. Una-Mary Parker, the British novelist & journalist, died 11 April, 2019, aged 89. She was the former wife Archibald Henry Parker [1928-94], a cousin of Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, former husband of the Duchess of Cornwall.

She worked as a journalist on the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard, and was for ten years the social editor of Tatler. She was later a successful novelist.

She was born 30 March, 1930, as Una-Mary Nepean-Gubbins, daughter of Hugh Power Nepean-Gubbins, of Rumbling Bridge Cottage, Dunkeld, Perthsire, and married in 1951 [div 1979] Archie Parker, royal photographer, a scion of the Earls of Macclesfield.

Una Mary Parker leaves a son, Philip, and a daughter, Una-Mary Diana Hobart.

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