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Frances Ruth Burke Shand Kydd (Roche)

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Seil, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Place of Burial: Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy and Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy
Ex-wife of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and Peter Shand Kydd
Mother of Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes; John Spencer; Lady Sarah McCorquodale; Diana, Princess of Wales; Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer and 1 other
Sister of Mary Cynthia Burke Roche and Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy

Occupation: Frances Shand Kydd
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About Frances Shand Kydd

" The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd (20 January 1936 – 3 June 2004) was the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Biographer Max Riddington, who was the writer of Frances: The Remarkable Story of Princess Diana's Mother, described Shand Kydd as a woman who was "certainly complicated" and also "funny, warm, intelligent, and energetic". After Diana's death on 31 August 1997, Shand Kydd devoted the final years of her life to Roman Catholic charity work."





[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 172. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."

[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

[S124] Mabel Iris FitzGeorge, online <e-mail address>, Robin Balfour ("FTW - Mabel Iris FitzGeorge-John Baring" emailed to Darryl Lundy), downloaded 17 August 2005, Date of Import: 18 Dec 2004.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 2, page 2674. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1414.

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Frances Shand Kydd's Timeline

January 20, 1936
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
March 19, 1955
Age 19
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
February 11, 1957
Age 21
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
January 12, 1960
Age 23
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
July 1, 1961
Age 25
Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
May 20, 1964
Age 28
Marylebone, London, England