Mary, Lady Herries of Terregles 1940-2017
John Woodcock, former editor of Wisden and cricket correspondent of the Times, gave a moving eulogy at the Mass of Thanksgiving for Lady Herries, Princess Alexandra’s lady-in-waiting and second daughter of Bernard, Duke of Norfolk, at Arundel Cathedral. ‘I first came to know Mary when her father, the grandest and at once the most hospitable of all patriarchs, and no less devoted a patron of cricket than he was of racing, accepted to go to Australia as manager of the England cricket team in 1962,’ said Woodcock. ‘Not only did the Duke take his famous racing colours of light blue silks and red cap with him, to be carried by a horse he leased while he was there, he was also accompanied after a while by Mary and her sisters Anne and Jane. ‘I was writing about the tour and can vouch for the ease with which Mary and her...
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