|Birth name||Madeleine Astrid Gurdon|
|Born||30 November 1962|
Madeleine "Gurtie" Gurdon was born in 1962 to a British Army officer, and his wife, who later retired as a Brigadier. Gurtie was educated at a convent, and was an equestrian competitor for nearly a decade, riding in three-day events in Princess Anne's set. To supplement her riding career, Gurdon designed an exclusive country wear company, featuring leather-and-suede clothing, called The Done Thing, after her favourite dun horse. Gurdon met Lloyd Webber through his Watership Down neighbours, who loved horses. 
Gurdon married Lloyd Webber at his Hampshire home on 9 February 1991. They have three children together: Alastair (born 1992), William (born 1993) and Isabella (born 1996). The family currently resides in London and Hampshire.
- The Independent
- 192.com – Search for Madeleine Gurdon in London; other occupants Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Madeleine A. Lloyd-Webber
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