Friday, October 30, 2020

Lady Loyd, widow of Sir Julian Loyd, has died aged 87

 _. Lady Lloyd, who died 27 October, 2020, aged 87, was the widow of Sir Julian Loyd [1926-2018], for many years the land agent to Her Majesty the Queen at Sandringham.

She was the former [Philippa] Mary Emma Steel, daughter of diplomat Sir Christopher Eden Steel, GCMG, MVO [1903-1973]. Sir Christopher was sometime an assistant private secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales [afterwards King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor], and later the British permanent representative to NATO and ambassador to West Germany.

She married 20 October, 1960, Julian St John Loyd, scion of that landed gentry family, and a grandson maternally of the 1st Earl of Midleton [1856-1942]. Her husband, a chartered surveyor, was a partner in the Norwich branch of Savills, and served as land agent to the Queen at her Sandringham estate, 1964-91. Julian Loyd was appointed KCVO on his retirement in 1991, and died 7 Feb, 2018, aged 91. She leaves a son, Charles, and two daughters Alexandra and Mary-Rose The elder daughter, Alexandra Byatt, was sometime a lady in waiting to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Lady Loyd's funeral will take place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, Norfolk, 5 Dec, 2020.


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