Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey

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The Marquess of Anglesey
Rex Whistler - Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey 1937.jpg
Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey by Rex Whistler (1937)
Born (1885-04-14)14 April 1885
Died 21 February 1947(1947-02-21) (aged 61)
Alma mater Eton College
Royal Military College Sandhurst
Title Marquess of Anglesey
Term 14 March 1905 – 21 February 1947
Spouse(s) Lady Victoria Manners
Children Lady Caroline Duff
Lady Elizabeth von Hofmannsthal
Lady Mary Paget
Lady Rose McLaren
George Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey
Lady Katharine Farrel
Parent(s) Lord Alexander Paget

Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey Bt, GCVO, (14 April 1885 – 21 February 1947) was a British peer.

Paget was born in 1885, the son of Lord Alexander Paget, and was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1905 he succeeded as Marquess of Anglesey on the demise of his childless cousin, the 5th Marquess. He was Mayor of Burton upon Trent in 1911. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Horse Guards as aide-de-camp to the General Officer Commanding in Egypt in 1915 (for which he was decorated with the Order of the Nile), and later as Assistant Military Secretary to the General Officer Commanding in Ireland in 1916. He served in the Home Guard in World War II.

On 3 August 1912, he married Lady Victoria Marjorie Manners, a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland, and they had six children:

After World War I he was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Mary from 1922 until his death in 1947.

He commissioned the artist Rex Whistler to undertake a decorative mural scheme for the family seat at Plas Newydd. The trompe l'oeil paintings and murals and a permanent exhibition of Whistler memorabilia are now one of the major attractions at the property.


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley
Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Williams Bulkeley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Paget
Marquess of Anglesey
Succeeded by
Henry Paget