Saturday, April 11, 2020

Lord David Stephen Douglas-Hamilton 1952-2020

_. Lord David Douglas-Hamilton, who died at Edinburgh, 6 April, 2020, from coronavirus Covid-19, aged 67, was a scion of the Dukes of Hamilton and Brandon.

Lord David Stephen Douglas-Hamilton was born 26 December, 1952, the fifth son of the 14th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon, KT, GCVO, AFC, PC [1903-1973], by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy [1916-2008], daughter of the 8th Duke of Northumberland [1880-1930].

His father was Lord Steward of the Household to King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II, 1940-64, was a Knight of the Thistle, Premier Duke in the Peerage of Scotland, Premier Peer of Scotland, and Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Lord David, who was unmarried, was a younger brother of the 15th Duke [1938-2010], and uncle of the present 16th Duke [born 1978].


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