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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Baron Garel-Jones, PC 1941-2020

_. Lord Garel-Jones, PC, life baron, former Conservative MP and British government minister, died 24 March, 2020, aged 79.

[William Armand Thomas] Tristan Garel-Jones was born 28 February, 1941, son of Bernard Garel-Jones and his wife Meriel.

He was elected Conservative MP for Watford at the General Election, May, 1979. In the Whips office during the Thatcher administration he was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, 1986-88, Comptroller of the Household, 1988-89, and Treasurer of the Household, 1989-90, and in John Major's administration he was Minister for Europe, 1990-93.

On leaving the House of Commons in 1997 he was created a life peer taking the title Baron Garel-Jones, of Watford in the County of Hertfordshire.

Lord Garel-Jones married in 1966, Catalina Garrigues, daughter of Mariano Garrigues, by whom he had four sons and a daughter.

Lady Garel-Jones's sister, Pilar Garrigues y Carcer, married in 1977, Lochain Alexander Spearman, scion of the Spearman baronets, and their son [Alexander] James Spearman [b 1984], married 16 Aug, 2014, Princess Amelia of Orleans-Braganza [b 1984].

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