Henry Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort

Henry Somerset, 10th Duke Of Beaufort

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Henry Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort

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Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort KG GCVO KStJ PC (4 April 1900 – 5 February 1984) was a British peer, the son of Henry Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort.

He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from which he was commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards. He left the Army after a few years with the rank of Lieutenant. He was Honorary Colonel of the 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Company, Territorial Army between 1969 and 1971 and Honorary Colonel of the Warwickshire Yeomanry between 1971 and 1972.

Beaufort was Master of the Horse (1936–1978), to three British Sovereigns, King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Elizabeth II. He was widely known as Master, not because of his office under the Crown, but because of his long service as Master of the Beaufort Hounds.

He married the Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge (1897–1987), daughter of Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge and niece of Queen Mary, on 14 June 1923. They had no issue.

He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1930, as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1936, Knight of the Order of the Garter...
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