Lady Anne Wake-Walker

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Sad news today- Lady Anne Wake-Walker has passed away at the age of 99 and a half. The elder child of the 7th Earl Spencer and Lady Cynthia Hamilton, she was the only sibling of the 8th Earl Spencer, father of Diana, Princess of Wales, and grew up at the family seat of Althorp House in Northamptonshire and, for a period, at Spencer House in London. In 1944, Lady Anne, then serving as an Officer in the WRENS, married Christopher Balwin Hughes Wake-Walker, the son of Admiral Sir William Frederic Wake-Walker, 3rd Baronet and a Captain in the Royal Navy, at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of most of the Royal Family. The couple had three sons and two daughters, the eldest of whom was a goddaughter of the Queen Mother. Lady Anne and Captain Wake-Walker, who suffered from parkinson’s until his death in 1998, resided in a 400-year-old house in East Bergholt in Suffolk, and she was present at quite a few royal occasions, like the wedding of her grand-nephew, the Duke of Cambridge. We offer our condolences to the family at this difficult time!

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