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Gerald David Lascelles

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Name  Gerald Lascelles

Children  Henry Lascelles
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Born  21 August 1924 (1924-08-21) Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire
Role  Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood's son
Died  February 27, 1998, Bergerac, France
Spouse  Elizabeth Collingwood (m. 1978), Angela Lascelles (m. 1952–1978)
Parents  Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
Siblings  George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
Similar People  George Lascelles - 7th Earl o, Henry Lascelles - 6th Earl o, Mary - Princess Royal an, David Lascelles - 8th Earl o, Elizabeth II

Gerald David Lascelles (21 August 1924 – 27 February 1998) was the younger son of Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood and Mary, Princess Royal, the only daughter of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck. He was the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He was styled The Honourable Gerald Lascelles. He and his first cousin, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, shared the same birthday.

Life and family

Lascelles was born at Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and was baptised with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of York as his godparents. At his birth, he was 7th in the line of succession.

On 15 July 1952, he married Angela Estree Lyssod D'Arcy Dowding (20 April 1919 – 28 February 2007) at St. Margaret's, Westminster. They then moved into a house in Albion Mews, W2. Before divorcing in 1978, they had one son:

  • Henry Ulick Lascelles (born 19 May 1953), who married firstly Alexandra Morton on 25 August 1979 (divorced in 1999) and secondly Fiona Wilmott in 2006. He has one son by his first marriage, Maximilian John Gerald, born 19 December 1991.
  • On 17 November 1978, Lascelles married his second wife, actress Elizabeth Colvin (née Elizabeth Evelyn Collingwood, 23 April 1924 – 14 January 2006), in Vienna, Austria. They had a son:

  • Martin David Lascelles (born 9 February 1962, London), before their marriage. Martin married Charmaine Eccleston (b. 24 Dec 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) in 1999, and they have a son, Alexander Joshua, born in 2002. Martin also has an illegitimate daughter with singer Carol Anne Douet (b. 4 May 1962, London) named Georgina Elizabeth, born in 1988.
  • Lascelles was the president of the British Racing Drivers' Club from 1964 to 1991, after the 5th Earl Howe died. Lord Howe had asked Lascelles to replace him. He was briefly a driver before this. In his role as BRDC president, Lascelles was invited by the Australian Racing Drivers Club, promoters of the Bathurst 1000 Touring car race, to be the Grand Marshal for the 1985 race.

    He was also a passionate jazz enthusiast, and he collaborated with journalist and magazine editor Sinclair Traill in compiling the popular Just Jazz yearbooks in the 1950s.

    Lascelles died in Bergerac, France, in 1998.


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