_. The Countess of Lauderdale, who died 1 April, 2020, was the wife of the 18th Earl of Lauderdale [born 4 Nov, 1937], Chief of the Name and Arms of Maitland, and Hereditary Bearer of the National Flag of Scotland.
She was the former Ann Paule Clarke, daughter of Geoffrey Clarke, of Dolphin Square, London, and married 27 April, 1963, the then Ian Maitland, son of the Hon Patrick Francis Maitland [1911-2008], by his wife the former Stanka Lozanitch [died 2003]. Her father-in-law succeeded to the Earldom of Laurderdale on the death of his elder brother, 27 Nov, 1968, and from then she and her husband were styled Viscount and Viscountess Maitland.
Her husband succeeded as 18th Earl, Viscount Lauderdale, Viscount Maitland, Lord Maitland, Lord Thirlstane and Boltoun, a baronet, and Chief of the Name and Arms of Maitland, 2 Dec, 2008.
The Countess is survived by her 82 year-old husband and by a son, John Douglas Maitland, Master of Lauderdale and Viscount Maitland [born 29 May, 1965], and by a daughter, Lady Sarah Caroline Maitland-Parks [born 26 March, 1964].
The Countess is to be interred at the Lauderdale Aisle, Haddington.