Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle

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Lord De L'Isle speaking at the opening ceremony of Watling Court

Philip John Algernon Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle, MBE (born 21 April 1945) is a British peer and former soldier.


Lord De L'Isle is the only son of William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle and his wife Jacqueline (née Vereker), a daughter of Field Marshal John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort. He was educated at Tabley House, Mons OCS and Sandhurst. After service in the Rifle Brigade, in 1966, he became a Major in the Grenadier Guards and took early retirement in 1979. He was appointed Vice-Lieutenant of Kent in 2002 and is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. On 1 September 2011, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Kent.[1] In 2012, he was made a commander of the Order of Saint John.[2]

Marriage & Family[edit]

On 15 November 1980, De L'Isle married Isobel Tresyllian Compton, youngest daughter of the civil servant Sir Edmund Compton. They have two children: Sophia Jacqueline Mary Sidney (born 1983) and Philip William Edmund Sidney (born 1985).

De L'Isle succeeded to his father's titles in 1991.



  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59900. p. 17081. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 60221. p. 14480. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Allan Willett
Lord Lieutenant of Kent
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Sidney
Viscount De L'Isle
Succeeded by