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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem 1941-2013

_. Hugh Bernard Edward van Cutsem, who died 2 September, 2013, aged 72, was a conservationist, countryman, horse-breeder and confidant of the Prince of Wales. He was born 21 July, 1941, son of Bernard Richard van Cutsem (1916-1976), scion of a landed gentry family, by his wife the former Mary Compton (b 1919), descended from the Marquesses of Northampton; educated at Ampleforth; career:-->served in the Life Guards, investment manager with Hambro's; for some years he had the lease on Anmer Hall, on the Queen's Sandringham estate &c. Married 1971, Jonkvrouve Emilie Elise Christine van Ufford, by whom he had four sons, (i) Edward (b 1973), godson of the Prince of Wales, married to Lady Tamara Grosvenor, dau of the Duke of Westminster; (ii) Hugh (born 1974), married to Rose Astor; (iii) Nicholas (b 1977), married to Alice Hadden-Paton; (iv) William (b 1979), married to Rosie Ruck Keene. -=-

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