Sad news from Goodwood

We were saddened to hear of the death of Charles Gordon-Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Gordon, on Friday 1st September at his home in Sussex.

Charles was a direct descendant of some of the most important figures in Gordon family history. His ancestor Charlotte Gordon, daughter of the 4th Duke of Gordon who raised the Gordon Highlanders, famously held the “Waterloo Ball” on the eve of that titanic battle, before it was cut short by news of Napoleon’s advance. His father Frederick gave┬áHuntly Castle to the people of the town for a matter of shillings – and now it is visited by thousands of Gordons the world over.

Charles himself brought his ancestral seat of Goodwood back from near-dereliction and with his son, made it an internationally famous destination for horse and motor racing. He was proud of his Gordon heritage and a life member of our clan society. We wish the family our most sincere condolences.

The Duke is pictured with his wife the Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, and his daughter Lady Naomi.

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