OBITUARY: The Dowager Duchess of Grafton, the Queen's most senior Lady-in-Waiting, who has died aged 101

The Dowager Duchess of Grafton was born on 24thFebruary 1920 into an aristocratic family of Barons, financiers, and of the banking dynasty Smith’s Bank of Nottingham (founded in 1658 by Thomas Smith). Born Ann Fortune Smith, Her Grace married Hugh FitzRoy, the then Earl of Euston, on 12thOctober 1946 after meeting him at a ball on his family’s ancestral home of the Euston estate…
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