Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon
|The Earl of Carnarvon|
|Born||19 January 1924
Lancaster Gate, London, England
|Died||10 September 2001(aged 77)|
|Spouse(s)||Jean Margaret Wallop|
|Children||George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon
Hon. Harry Herbert
Lady Carolyn Warren
|Parents||Henry Herbert, 6th Earl of Carnarvon
The Earl of Carnarvon was the only son of the 6th Earl of Carnarvon by his first (American-born) wife Catherine Wendell.
Marriage and children
Like his father, Carnarvon (then known as Lord Porchester) also fell in love with an Anglo-American, Jean Margaret Wallop of Big Horn, Wyoming. The Wallop family were also members of the English nobility from the South East of England. The two were married on 7 January 1956.
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon had three children:
- George, who became the 8th Earl of Carnarvon
- The Hon. Harry Herbert
- Lady Carolyn Herbert, who married bloodstock agent John Warren.
He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards, later becoming Honorary Colonel of the 116th (Hampshire Fortress) Engineer Regiment (Territorial Army).
Lord Carnavon was best known as a lifetime personal friend of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as being the manager of the Queen's racing stables. The Queen called Lord Carnarvon "Porchy," after the courtesy title he used before succeeding to the earldom of Carnarvon upon the death of his father, the sixth earl. After his death, John Warren succeeded his father-in-law as the Queen’s racing manager.
Carnarvon was an independent member of the Hampshire County Council (though he later took the Tory whip) and became its Chairman. He was also the Chairman of the South East Economic Planning Council.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Carnarvon
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|Peerage of Great Britain|
|Earl of Carnarvon