Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

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Charles Hardinge,
1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
Hardinge family members in ox-cart in Hyderabad State (1911, attending the coronation of Asaf Jah VII)

Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1910 for the diplomat the Hon. Sir Charles Hardinge, Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1910 to 1916. He was the second son of Charles Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge. His son, the second Baron, served as private secretary to both King Edward VIII and King George VI.

As of 2014 the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1997. As a descendant of the second Viscount Hardinge he is also in remainder to this peerage as well as to the baronetcy of Lurran.

Barons Hardinge of Penshurst (1910)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Hugh Francis Hardinge (b. 1948)

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