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Queen attends funeral in Highclere

Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon, was a lifelong friend

Charlotte Booth

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Queen attends funeral in Highclere

THE Queen has attended the funeral of her lifelong friend Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon MBE, at St Michael’s Church in Highclere today (Thursday).

Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon, died on April 11, aged 83. 

The service was conducted by  the rector of St Michael’s and All Angels, the Rev Canon Christine Dale, assisted by the Rev Tim Horsington. 

Born in the US in 1935 the countess married the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, Henry Herbert – then Lord Porchester – who died in 2001 aged 77, in 1956.

She was the mother of the 8th Earl of Carnarvon George (Geordie) Herbert, Henry Herbert and Carolyn Warren, and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother.

The immediate family attended a private burial at Highclere Chapel following the service. The Queen left following the service and did not attend the burial. 

See next Thursday's Newbury Weekly News for more details.

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  • Solonge

    26/04/2019 - 00:12

    I don't think the Countess was born in 1956....if so she would have been 62 rather than the actual 83 she was.

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  • Solonge

    26/04/2019 - 00:12

    I don't think the Countess was born in 1956....if so she would have been 62 rather than the actual 83 she was.

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    • sayitasitis

      26/04/2019 - 13:01

      I think it's saying she married the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, Henry Herbert in 1956, not that she was born in that year.

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  • Solonge

    26/04/2019 - 00:12

    I don't think the Countess was born in 1956....if so she would have been 62 rather than the actual 83 she was.

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  • Weatherornotman

    25/04/2019 - 19:07

    Does anyone proof read anymore or even read back what they’ve written before posting? How can she have been 83 and born in 1956? Lazy journalism.

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    • sayitasitis

      25/04/2019 - 22:10

      On second viewing, the comma breaks up the sentance and i think it's saying she married the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, Henry Herbert in 1956, lazy reading!!

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    • sayitasitis

      25/04/2019 - 22:10

      I see what you're saying but you've got to much time on your hands, unless you are an amateur proof reader, in which case, good spot!!

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