The marriage took place 3 July, 2021, between Major General Alastair Andrew Bernard Reibey Bruce of Crionaich, OBE, KStJ, DL [born 25 June, 1960], and his partner of 20 years, Stephen Knott, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Knott, of County Down.
Alastair Bruce is the Governor of Edinburgh Castle, Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary, Extra Equerry to the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar, and godfather to Viscount Severn, grandson of the Queen, &c.
He commentates on Royal, Religious and National Events for Sky News, and was previously engaged by the BBC, and was historical adviser to several feature films and the ITV series Downton Abbey. He has commentated on many major state events in the United Kingdom, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Wedding in 2011, the Papal Visit in 2010, and the deaths and funerals of the Princess of Wales in 1997, the Queen Mother in 2002 and the Duke of Edinburgh in 2021.
Bruce is a scion of the Earls of Elgin & Kincardine, younger son of Lieutenant Commander Henry Victor Bruce [1924-2011], and his wife the former Helen Vernon Wallop William-Powlett [born 16 Dec, 1927], scion of the Wallops Earls of Portsmouth.
Victor Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin & 12th Earl of Kincardine [1849-1917] > Capt Hon John Bruce [1892-1971] > Lt-Cdr Henry Bruce [1924-2011] > Maj Gen Alastair Bruce [born 1960].