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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Diana Anne Norman [nee Sheffield] 1942-2020

_. Diana Anne Norman, who died 10 February, 2020, aged 77, was a scion of the Sheffield baronets.

She was born 15 May, 1942, as Diana Anne Sheffield, second daughter of John Vincent Sheffield [1913-2008], by his 1st wife the former Anne Margaret Faudel-Phillips [died 1969]. Her elder sister, Jane Stevens, was Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for 32 years. A cousin, Davina Sheffield, was mooted as a possible Princess of Wales in the mid 1970s.

She married 9 July, 1966, David Mark Norman, scion of that landed family, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Richard Norman, of Much Hadham, co Hertford, by whom she had issue, a son Jonathan [born 1972], and three daughters, Anna [born 1967], Isabella [born 1971], and Davina [born 1981]. Her middle daughter Isabella is the wife of the Hon Timothy Knatchbull [born 1964], a grandson of Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [1900-79].

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