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The Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex & Princess Michael of Kent attend memorial service

The Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex were among the guests who attended a memorial service held in memory of the Honourable Mark Vestey on Thursday.

Mr Vastey, who was a friend of the Royal Family, died earlier this month at the age of 74.

A huge polo fanatic, Mr Vesteywas  chairman of Cirencester Polo Club between 1988 and 1992, and was a popular figurehead for the sport on a local and national level.

Despite being wheelchair bound, Mr Vestey was heavily involved with the sport of polo all his life, having once represented England internationally.

Guests who attended the service included The Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex and Princess Michael of Kent. Stars of television and the world of business were also present, including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

The funeral service took place at the Church of St John the Baptist at 2.30pm.

Speaking to the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard prior to the service,  a member of Cirencester Polo Club said: “He was a very popular man. In many ways, the polo club won’t be the same without him.”

Mr Vestey died on Saturday, November 5 at his home. He was 74 years old.

He is survived by his wife Rosie, and his three children.

Featured photo credit: Dan Marsh via Flickr CC
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