Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn
|The Right Honourable|
The Earl of Rosslyn
|Member of the House of Lords|
Assumed office |
17 December 1979
Peter St Clair-Erskine|
31 March 1958
Jamie St. Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough |
Lady Alice St. Clair-Erskine
The Hon. Harry St. Clair-Erskine
Lady Lucia St. Clair-Erskine
|Parents||Anthony St Clair-Erskine, 6th Earl of Rosslyn|
|Occupation||Courtier, former police officer|
Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn, CVO, QPM (born 31 March 1958) is a former Metropolitan Police Commander, in which he used the professional name Peter Loughborough (from the subsidiary title, Lord Loughborough, which he bore as heir to the earldom prior to his succession in 1977). The Earl's lands include the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel.
Background and education
Rosslyn was educated at Eton College and the University of Bristol. He inherited his peerages in 1977 and was one of 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords following the House of Lords Act 1999. He sits as a crossbencher.
Rosslyn, known professionally as Peter Loughborough, joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1980 on the recommendation of his third cousin Lord Strathnaver, a former detective and heir apparent of Elizabeth Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland. He reached the rank of chief inspector in the 1990s. In 1994 he led the undercover Operation Troodos, a successful crackdown on drug dealers in west London, including the drug supplier of the Marquess of Blandford, later Duke of Marlborough. From 2003-2014, he was head of the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department (since amalgamated into Protection Command). He received the Queen's Police Medal in the 2009 New Year Honours and was reputedly the Queen's "favourite policeman".
He married Helen Watters in 1982 and they have two sons and two daughters.
- Jamie William St. Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough (b. 28 May 1986)
- Lady Alice St. Clair-Erskine (b. 14 June 1988), an actress with the stage name Alice St Clair, Lady Alice played Catherine Middleton in an American TV film about the 2011 Royal Wedding.
- The Hon. Harry St. Clair-Erskine
- Lady Lucia St. Clair-Erskine.
- "Charles and Camilla appoint police chief to Household". The Daily Telegraph. 1 April 2014.
- "Old Etonian earl in charge of royal protection likely to be centre of inquiry". The Guardian. 24 June 2003.
- "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 25.
- "No. 61020". The London Gazette. 15 October 2014. p. 19954.
- Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (2010). Dod's Parliamentary Companion. 178. Dod's Parliamentary Companion Ltd. p. 845. ISBN 0-905702-89-1.
- Lundy, Darryl. "p. 5337 § 53361". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at PublicWhip.org
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Rosslyn
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Anthony St Clair-Erskine
| Earl of Rosslyn