Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Lady Moyra Kathleen Campbell, CVO 1930-2020

 _. The Lady Moyra Campbell, CVO, who died in Belfast, 8 November, 2020, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Abercorn and a Maid of Honour to HM The Queen at the Coronation, 2 June, 1953.

Lady Moyra served as a Lady in Waiting [Temp] to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy 1954-64, then Lady in Waiting 1964-66, and an Extra Lady in Waiting 1966-69.

In 1953, aged 22, she was selected to be one of the Queen's Maids of Honour [train bearers] at the Coronation, and was the second eldest of the six ladies, all daughters of peers, chosen to partake in the ceremony. The others were Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart, daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry, Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton, daughter of the Earl of Haddington, Lady Anne Coke [later Lady Glenconner], daughter of the Earl of Leicester, and Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough.

She was born Lady Moyra Kathleen Hamilton, 22 July, 1930, the only daughter of the 4th Duke of Abercorn, KG [1904-1979], and his wife, the former Lady Mary Katherine Crichton [1905-1990], DCVO, Mistress of the Robes to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Lady Moyra was a first cousin of the 8th Earl Spencer [1924-92], father of Diana, Princess of Wales.

She married 12 November, 1966, Commander Peter Colin Drummond Campbell, LVO, RN, of Hollybrook House, Randalstown, Co Antrim, son of Major-General Sir [Alexander] Douglas Campbell, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, by whom she had issue, two sons, Rory and Michael. 


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