Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn

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Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn, CVO, QPM (born 31 March 1958) is a former Metropolitan Police Commander, in which he used the professional name Peter Loughborough (from the subsidiary title, Lord Loughborough, which he bore as heir to the earldom prior to his succession in 1977). The Earl's lands include the world famous Rosslyn Chapel.

Rosslyn was educated at Eton College and the University of Bristol. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1980. From 2003-2014, he was head of the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department (since amalgamated into Protection Command). He received the Queen's Police Medal in the 2009 New Year Honours and was reputedly the Queen's "favourite policeman".[1]

He married Helen Watters in 1982 and they have two sons and two daughters.[2]

  • Jamie William St. Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough b. 28 May 1986
  • Lady Alice St. Clair-Erskine b. 1988 - An actor, with the stage name Alice St Clair,[3] Lady Alice played Catherine Middleton in a US TV film about the 2011 Royal Wedding.
  • Hon. Harry St. Clair-Erskine
  • Lady Lucia St. Clair-Erskine.[4]

In March 2014 Loughborough was appointed Master of the Household to the The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.[5]

On 29 September 2014 Lord Rosslyn was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) upon relinquishing his appointment as Head of Royalty & Specialist Protection Department.[6]

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Anthony St Clair-Erskine
Earl of Rosslyn
1977–present
Incumbent