Saturday 5 May 2018


Patrick Plunket (right)

Patrick Plunket, 7th Baron Plunket (1923-1975) was Equerry (personal attendant) to Queen Elizabeth II.

Patrick Plunket was very close to the Queen.

Patrick Plunket "gave Queen Elizabeth solace when her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh hit hard times."


Patrick (left) with his father Terence Plunket (right), and his mother Dorothe.

Patrick Plunket's mother, Dorothé Lewis, was the illegitimate daughter of the actress Fannie Ward and the 7th Marquess of Londonderry.

Patrick Plunket's father was Terence Plunket, the 6th Baron Plunket

Terence Plunket and his wife died in 1938 in a plane crash in California, while heading for the Hearst ranch at San Simeon, now known as Hearst Castle.

After the death of Terence and his wife, Patrick was brought up by Terence's sister the Hon. Helen Rhodes and her husband, Arthur Tahu Rhodes.

William Plunket, the 5th Baron Plunket, was Governor of New Zealand (1906-1909) and Grand Master of New Zealand's Grand Lodge

Patrick Plunket was close friends with Queen Elizabeth since childhood.

Plunket's cousin, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, told The Sun: 'He adored her from the outset.

Lady Annabel Goldsmith, née Vane-Tempest-Stewart, married Mark Birley and then Sir James Goldsmith.

Sir James Goldsmith is said to be the father of Princess Diana.


'The King Edward hotel has been host to gay 'royalty' throughout its history.'


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