Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton

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Lady Wharton

Myrtle Olive Felix Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton (20 February 1934 – 15 May 2000) was born the Honourable Myrtle Arbuthnot, known as Ziki. Daughter of David George Arbuthnot and Elisabeth, née Kemeys-Tynte, 10th Baroness Wharton, she was brought up in South Africa but moved to England in her teens. She was a model and actress (under the name Ziki Arnot).

When her mother died in 1974, the Barony went into abeyancy. This was terminated in 1990, and Ziki Robertson became 11th Baroness Wharton. She was one of the 92 hereditary peers who were elected under the House of Lords Act 1999 to continue as members of the Lords when most of the hereditary peers lost their seats. Baroness Wharton was a photographer and was Vice President of the RSPCA.

She married Henry MacLeod Robertson and had four children including Myles Christopher David Robertson, 12th Baron Wharton. She died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.[1]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Elisabeth Vintcent
Baroness Wharton
Succeeded by
Myles Robertson


  1. ^ Guardian obituaries