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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Drake/Wemyss engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 February, 2020, between Martin Edward Drake, son of the late Mr Raymond Drake, and Mrs Drake, of Ladythorpe Farm, Askern, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, & Hermione Mary Wemyss [born 23 April, 1982], elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss, of that Ilk, Chief of the Clan [born 10 Nov, 1947], of Wemyss Castle, Fife, by his wife the former Charlotte Mary Bristowe.

Hermione's grandfather David Wemyss of that Ilk, Chief of that clan [1920-2005] married Lady Jean Christian Bruce [b 12 Jan, 1923], daughter of Edward James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine [1881-1968].

Hermione's great-grandfather, Michael John Erskine Wemyss of that Ilk [1888-1982], married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck [1890-1994], cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland [1857-1943], &c.

It is Hermione's second marriage. In 2006 she married Thomas Richard Bell, by whom she had two children. The marriage ended in divorce in 2013.

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