_.The Hon Shaun Albert Frederick Sheridan Plunket, younger brother and heir presumptive to the 8th Baron Plunket (cr UK, 1827), has died. He was 80. He was a childhood friend of the Queen and Princess Margaret, and a brother of Patrick, 7th Baron, who served as equerry to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II and served as Her Majesty's Deputy Master of the Household for 20 years until his untimely death in 1975.
Mr Plunket is survived by his third wife Andrea, and by a son and daughter of his first marriage. The son, Tyrone, 45, is now heir pres to the barony.