Philip Moore, Baron Moore of Wolvercote

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Moore of Wolvercote
GCB GCVO CMG QSO PC
Private Secretary to the Sovereign
In office
1977–1986
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Martin Charteris
Succeeded by Sir William Heseltine
Personal details
Born (1921-04-06)6 April 1921
Died 7 April 2009(2009-04-07) (aged 88)
Nationality British
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

Philip Brian Cecil Moore, Baron Moore of Wolvercote GCB GCVO CMG QSO PC (6 April 1921 – 7 April 2009) was Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from 1977 to 1986.

He was educated at the Dragon School, Cheltenham College and Brasenose College, Oxford and served in RAF Bomber Command during World War II.

Moore was then Private Secretary from 1957 to 1958, to the 10th Earl of Selkirk in the latter's capacity as First Lord of the Admiralty. He was Deputy British High Commissioner (and acting HC) in Singapore, 1963–65, and back in the UK, Chief of Public Relations of the Ministry of Defence 1965-66.[1] He was then Assistant Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1966 to 1972, then as Deputy until 1977 and as Private Secretary to the Sovereign until 1986. On his retirement in 1986, he was created Baron Moore of Wolvercote, of Wolvercote in the City of Oxford[2] and he lived in a grace and favour apartment in Hampton Court Palace. He received the honour of being made a Permanent Lord in Waiting.[3]

His former son-in-law was the singer Peter Gabriel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who
  2. ^ "No. 50610". The London Gazette. 28 July 1986. p. 9909. 
  3. ^ Tomlinson, Richard (20 Dec 1992). "They also serve, who only ush". Independent. 

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Court offices
Preceded by
Sir Martin Charteris
Private Secretary to the Sovereign
1977–1986
Succeeded by
Sir William Heseltine