Wednesday, September 15, 2021

[Mary] Virginia Seymour 1932-2021

 Virginia Seymour, who died 7 September, 2021, aged 89, was a scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, and a granddaughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn.

Mary Virginia Seymour was born 27 May, 1932, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Reginald Henry Seymour, KCVO [1878-1938], the courtier who served as Equerry to HM King George V, 1916-36, and to HM Queen Mary, 1936-38, by his second wife, the former Lady Katharine Hamilton, DCVO [1900-1985], Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1937-60, and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber from 1960 to 1985.

Virginia Seymour was a first cousin of the 8th Earl Spencer, father of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her elder half-brother Major Raymond Seymour, held the rare distinction of having served as page of honour to three monarchs: George V, Edward VIII and George VI. As such he was one of the train bearers to George VI at the 1937 Coronation. He was then attached to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Household from 1954 until her death in 2002.

Miss Seymour's funeral takes place at Chichester Cathedral, 1 Oct, 2021.


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