Shân Legge-Bourke

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The Honourable Dame Elizabeth Shân Josephine Legge-Bourke DCVO (née Bailey; born 10 September 1943) is a Welsh landowner who served as the 2nd Lord Lieutenant of Powys.

The only child of Wilfred Bailey, 3rd Baron Glanusk, Legge-Bourke inherited Glanusk Park upon his death in 1948. She married Capt. William Legge-Bourke (1939–2009; son of Maj. Sir Harry Legge-Bourke), a Conservative MP for the Isle of Ely, in 1964 and they have three children:

In 1998, Legge-Bourke was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Powys.[2] She was the subject of a BBC Wales series entitled The Lady of Glanusk in 2006.[citation needed]

Already Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO),[3] she was appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in the 2015 New Year Honours.[4]


  1. ^ Daily Mail – Zara - on Big Brother. (via High Beam)
  2. ^ "No. 55227". The London Gazette. 17 August 1998. p. 8943.
  3. ^ "No. 51365". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 1988. p. 4.
  4. ^ "No. 61092". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2014. p. N4.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mervyn Leigh Bourdillon
Lord Lieutenant of Powys
Succeeded by
Tia C Jones