Thursday, September 26, 2019

Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) [1923- 2019]

_. Nathalie Brooke (née Benckendorff) who died 16 September, 2019, aged 97, was the widow of art historian Humphrey Brooke, CVO [1914-1988], and was a granddaughter of Alexander Konstantinovich Benckendorff [1849-1917], the Russian Empire's last ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Nathalie's mother was the harpist Maria Korchinska. Her father was Count Constantine Benckendorff.

She leaves grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas Dale, Beatrice O'Connell and Leo Dugdale.

The funeral will be held at St Peter's Church, Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6BX, on 7 Oct.. Interment in Claydon, Suffolk at a later date.


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