The Kents

Prince Michael of Kent & the Earl of St Andrews attends the Dowager Countess of Harewood’s funeral on behalf of Royal Family

The funeral of Patricia, Dowager Countess of Harewood, took place last Friday with Prince Michael of Kent and the Earl of St Andrews representing members of The Royal Family.

The Countess, who married George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood in 1967, died earlier this month at the age of 91.

Prince Michael of Kent and his nephew, the Earl of St Andrews, were the only royals to be present at the service held at All Saints Church in Harewood, West Yorkshire.

As listed in the court circular, Prince Michael was there to represent his sister, Princess Alexandra.

The Earl of St Andrews was present at the funeral to represent his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Dame Ingrid Roscoe, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

The Earl of Halifax represented the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York was represented by Professor Robert Cryan, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex were represented by Mr Richard Jackson.

Also sending representatives was the Princess Royal, who was represented by the Lord Crathorne and Dr Richard Mantle represented the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Dowager Countess was the widow of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, who died in 2011.

The Earl was the eldest paternal first cousin of The Queen. They married in Connecticut in 1967.

Patricia was a successful violinist and fashion model in her own right.

A huge football fan, Patricia was Honorary President of Leeds United until her death.