Harry Primrose, Lord Dalmeny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Harry Dalmeny)
Jump to: navigation, search
Lord Dalmeny
Born (1967-11-20) 20 November 1967 (age 49)[1]
Education Dragon School
Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Auctioneer
Spouse(s) Caroline, Lady Dalmeny
Children 5
Parent(s) Neil, Earl of Rosebery
Deidre Reid

Harry Ronald Neil Primrose, Lord Dalmeny (born 1967) is a British auctioneer and the son and heir of the Earl of Rosebery. Lord Dalmeny is the Deputy Chairman of the British branch of Sotheby's.[2] He is Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Midlothian and is a member of the Royal Company of Archers.

Early life[edit]

Harry Primrose was born in 1967. He was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford and Eton College.[3] He then studied Art History at Trinity College, Cambridge.


Lord Dalmeny joined Sotheby’s in 1990 to work in the Country House sale department. In 2000, he became Director of Sotheby’s and from 2003-2007 was Chairman of Sotheby’s Olympia. He also took on responsibility for the single-owner sales department in 2006 and became Deputy Chairman, Sotheby’s UK in 2007.

As Sotheby's director of country house sales in the UK, Lord Dalmeny has been behind the rostrum and on top of the gavel for some of the most high-profile auctions in Europe, including the Duke of Devonshire's sale at Chatsworth House and the 2004 record sale at Hopetoun House of Jack Vettriano's painting The Singing Butler for £744,800.[4]

In 2013, Lord Dalmeny rode in the Queen's carriage at Royal Ascot.

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Lord Dalmeny married Caroline Daglish, a former Conservative Party researcher working for Robert Jones, MP and Lord Strathclyde. She is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[5] They live between London and Scotland, where he has a house and farm in the Moffat Hills. They have five children: a son and heir, named Albert, and four daughters, three of whom are triplets.[1]