Harry Dalmeny

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Harry Ronald Neil Primrose, Lord Dalmeny (born 1967) is the son and heir of Neil Archibald Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery. Dalmeny is the United Kingdom Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's.[1] He is Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Midlothian and a member of the Royal Company of Archers.

He was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford and Eton College. [2]

After reading Art History at Trinity College, Cambridge, he 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.[3]

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

Marriage and family[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. [4]

They have five children:

  • Marina Primrose
  • triplets Lavinia, Delphi and Celeste
  • Caspian.

Lord Dalmeny and his family live between London and Scotland, where he has a house and farm in the Moffat hills.