Lord Rupert Nevill

Lord Rupert Charles Montecute Nevill CVO KStJ DL JP[1] (29 January 1923 – 19 July 1982) was a member of the aristocratic Nevill Family, he was Treasurer and subsequently Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1970 and 1982. He married Lady Anne Camilla Evelyn Wallop, daughter of The 9th Earl of Portsmouth and Mary Lawrence Post, on 22 April 1944.[2]


Lord Rupert Nevill

Treasurer to Duke of Edinburgh
In office
1970–1982
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded bySir Christopher Bonham-Carter
Succeeded bySir Richard Davies
Private Secretary to Duke of Edinburgh
In office
1976–1982
Preceded byCdr William Willett
Succeeded bySir Richard Davies
Personal details
Born(1923-01-23)23 January 1923
Died19 July 1982(1982-07-19) (aged 59)
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)
Lady Anne Wallop
(
m. 1944)
ChildrenGuy Nevill
Lady Angela Keating
Christopher Nevill, 6th Marquess of Abergavenny
Lady Henrietta Purbrick
ParentsThe 4th Marquess of Abergavenny
Isabel Nellie Larnach
ResidenceHorsted Place
Alma materEton College

Early lifeEdit

 
Eton College where Lord Rupert was educated

The younger son of The 4th Marquess of Abergavenny and Isabel Nellie Larnach, daughter of James Walker Larnach and Lady Isabel Lettice Theodosia Boyle, daughter of The 9th Earl of Cork and Orrery. His name was legally changed to Rupert Charles Montacute Nevill.

Lord Rupert was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire.

Both Lord Rupert and his wife Lady Rupert Nevill were childhood friends of Queen Elizabeth.[3] Lord and Lady Rupert were always referred to at court as the ‘little people’ because of their dainty stature.[4]

CareerEdit

During the Second World War, Lord Rupert gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Life Guards and served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks during the allied advance in 1945, and continued as Aide-de-Camp until 1947.

Lord Rupert served as Chairman of the British Olympic Association from 1966 to 1977 and President of the association from 1977 until his death in 1982, being succeeded in this role by Anne, Princess Royal.[5] He was President of the British Show Jumping Associaiton between 1973 and 1976.

Lord Rupert served as president of the National YMCA from 1966 (vice-chairman 1963-1966), President of the Metropolitan Union of YMCA from 1956, and a member of the World Council of YMCA from 1956.[6].

He was a member of the Uckfield Rural District Council (1949–1967), and of the Sussex County Council (1954–1967). Lord Rupert held office of Justice of Peace of Sussex from 1953 and Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex in 1960. He also held office of High Sheriff of Sussex between 1952 and 1953. Lord Rupert again held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex in 1960 was a member of the Sussex St John's Council from 1952 (chairman from 1966).

Lord Rupert was Treasurer to the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from 1970 to 1982 and his Private Secretary from 1976 to 1982.

Lord Rupert was one of the godparents to David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Horsted Place, where Lord and Lady Rupert Nevill lived

He married Lady Anne Camilla Evelyn ("Micky") Wallop, daughter of The 9th Earl of Portsmouth and Mary Lawrence Post, on 22 April 1944. They had four children and six grandchildren:

Lord Rupert Nevill died on 19 July 1982 aged 59, his memorial service was held at St Margaret's Westminster[13] and he was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Eridge.

HonoursEdit

He was vested as a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.) in 1972 and he was appointed Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) in 1978[14].

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Spender (3 July 2012). New Selected Journals, 1939–1995. Faber & Faber. pp. 482–. ISBN 978-0-571-29411-4.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Mr". The Peerage. Darryl Lundy. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ Pimlott, Ben 1998 "The Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth”, p. 49. Online reference
  4. ^ "The Throne Rangers". Spectator Life. 21 April 2016.
  5. ^ Kevin Jefferys; Palgrave Connect (Online service) (25 April 2014). The British Olympic Association: A History. Springer. pp. 128–. ISBN 978-1-137-36342-8.
  6. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999
  7. ^ Michaels, Ashley. Sobrinos Reales. ASIN: B077H1HWCB.CS1 maint: location (link)
  8. ^ "The Queen's Godchildren". Christening Silver. Christening Silver.
  9. ^ Angela Isabel Mary Keating""The Royal Wedding 6 May 1960". National Portrait Gallery.
  10. ^ Gyles Brandreth (31 May 2011). Charles & Camilla. Random House. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-1-4464-7421-1.
  11. ^ "Persons Page 1602". The Peerage. Daryll Lundy.
  12. ^ "Royal Godchildren". Yvonne's Royalty Home Page. Yvonne Demoskoff. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Westminster Abbey".
  14. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999

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