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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

General Sir Richard Worsley, GCB, OBE 1923-2013

_.General Sir Richard Worsley, GCB, OBE, who died 23 February, 2013, aged 89, was sometime Quartermaster-General to the Forces. He was born 29 May, 1923, and was twice wed, firstly, in 1958, to Sarah Mitchell, by whom he had issue, a son Henry and a daughter, Charlotte; married 2ndly, in 1980, Caroline Cecily, Duchess of Fife (born 12 Feb, 1934), former wife of the Queen's cousin, the 3rd Duke of Fife (b 23 Sept, 1929), and daughter of the 3rd Baron Forteviot (1906-93), chairman of the whisky distillers, John Dewar & Sons, by his wife the former Cynthia Monica Starkie.

General Worsley leaves a widow, his two children, Henry and Charlotte, and two step-children, David, styled Earl of Southesk (b 1961) and Lady Alexandra Etherington (b 1959).

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