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Peter Shand Kydd

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Name  Peter Kydd

Died  March 23, 2006
Peter Shand Kydd while smiling

Spouse  Frances Shand Kydd (m. 1969–1990)
Similar People  Frances Shand Kydd, John Spencer, Ruth Roche - Baroness, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Jane Fellowes - Baroness
Similar  Frances Shand Kydd, John Shand Kydd, Lady Sarah McCorquodale

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Peter Shand Kydd (23 April 1925 – 23 March 2006) was the former stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales, and an heir to the wallpaper fortune built by his father Norman Shand Kydd (1895–1962). His mother was Francis Madalein Foy (died 1983). He was half-brother to the former champion amateur jockey William Shand Kydd (1937–2014), who was brother-in-law of John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan.


William “Bill” Shand-Kydd smiling while wearing black blazer, white and blue long sleeves

Shand Kydd sold the family business in 1962 and moved his family to Australia, where he became a sheep farmer. After selling the sheep farm and returning to England, he began an affair with Diana's mother Viscountess Althorp, while married to his first wife, Janet Munro Kerr, granddaughter of John Martin Munro Kerr. After divorce proceedings were finalized for both Shand Kydd and the Viscountess, they were married on 2 May 1969 and lived in Buckinghamshire and West Itchenor, West Sussex, finally settling on a 1,000 acre (4 km²) farm on the remote Scottish island of Seil. Their marriage faltered, and Shand Kydd married Marie-Pierre Palmer, who ran a champagne-importing business in London. Shand Kydd married Palmer in 1993 and their relationship lasted until April 1995. Afterwards he chose to live close to his first wife Janet.

William “Bill” Shand-Kydd and his wife smiling while at the wedding reception at the Naval & Military club

Personal life

Bill Shand-Kydd smiling and wearing striped coat, long sleeves and neck tie while his wife wearing floral dress

By his first wife, Shand Kydd had three children. Their elder son, Adam Shand-Kydd, was born in 1954 and became a novelist ("Happy Trails"), before dying in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2004, of a suspected drug overdose. Shand Kydd's younger son, John Shand Kydd, known as Johnnie, was born in 1959, and is a renowned photographer, with more than 70 works in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. His daughter Angela Shand Kydd was born in 1956.


Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan wearing coat, vest, long sleeves and neck tie with his wife in 1963

Peter Shand Kydd died on 23 March 2006, at the age of eighty, and was buried on 6 April 2006 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

William “Bill” Shand-Kydd while his arms open and wearing striped coat, striped long sleeves and polka dot neck tie

Lady Diana Spencer and her Mother arrive at the design studio of Bill Pashley in Battersea

William “Bill” Shand-Kydd wearing striped coat, striped long sleeves and polka dot neck tie


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