Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield

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Leonora, Countess of Lichfield, LVO (born 1 February 1949) was born as Leonora Mary Grosvenor, a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster.

Lady Leonora Grosvenor grew up at Ely Lodge, in Blaney, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland before attending Sherborne School.

On 8 March 1975, she married the 5th Earl of Lichfield at Chester Cathedral,[1] and became Countess of Lichfield. She first met Lichfield when he photographed her as debutante of the year in 1967.[2]

They had three children together:

  • Lady Rose Anson
  • Thomas William Robert Hugh Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield
  • Lady Eloise Anson, m. 2013 Louis Waymouth

The couple were divorced in 1986 and as she has not remarried, the Countess retains her title. Lord Lichfield died on 11 November 2005. Since 1979, the Countess has been an extra lady-in-waiting to The Princess Royal. Previously owning a house at Cranborne Lodge she has since moved to Donhead St Andrew.


  • Miss Leonora Mary Grosvenor (1949–1967)
  • The Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor (1967–1975)
  • The Right Honourable The Countess of Lichfield (1975–1986)
  • Leonora, Countess of Lichfield (1986–present)


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