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Sunday, August 17, 2008

RIP Earl Radnor; welcome to new Viscount Folkestone

The Telegraph has reported the sad news that Earl Radnor died on 11th August. He succeeded to the title and seat in the House of Lords in 1968, upon the death of his father, although he lost that seat in the Lords when the hereditories were removed in 1999. Prior to 1968, he had been Viscount Folkestone, as that is the courtesy title afforded to the heir to the Earldom of Radnor.

The news means that the Viscount Folkestone has now become Earl Radnor, and his eldest son has taken over the title Viscount Folkestone.

Hat tip: Folkestone Forums

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