Madeleine Gurdon

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Madeleine Gurdon
Lady Lloyd Webber
Personal information
Birth name Madeleine Astrid Gurdon
Nationality British
Born (1962-11-30) 30 November 1962 (age 52)[1]
Country Great Britain
Sport Equestrian

Madeleine Astrid Gurdon, Baroness Lloyd-Webber, (born 30 November 1962) is an English former equestrian sportswoman, and the third and current wife of musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Early life[edit]

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[2] was an equestrian competitor for nearly a decade, riding in three-day events in Princess Anne's set.[3] To supplement her riding career, Gurdon designed an exclusive country wear company, featuring leather-and-suede clothing,[4] called The Done Thing, after her favourite dun horse. Gurdon met Lloyd Webber through his Watership Down neighbours, who loved horses. [5]

Personal life[edit]

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[6] and Hampshire.[7]