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Peter Shand Kydd

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 23, 2006 (80)
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Norman Shand Kydd and Frances Madalein Shand Kydd
Husband of Marie-Pierre Shand Kydd
Ex-husband of Janet Munro Shand Kydd and Frances Shand Kydd
Father of Adam Shand Kydd; <private> Shand Kydd and Angela de Pass
Brother of John Victor William Shand Kydd and William Shand Kydd

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About Peter Shand Kydd

"Peter Shand Kydd (1925 – 23 March 2006) was the former stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales and an heir to the wallpaper fortune built by his father Norman Shand Kydd. He was half-brother to the former champion amateur jockey William (Bill) Shand Kydd."

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Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Shand_Kydd

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=502219

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10145.htm


Peter Shand Kydd was the former stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales, and an heir to the wallpaper fortune built by his father Norman Shand Kydd (1895–1962). His mother was Francis Madalein Foy (died 1983). He was half-brother to the former champion amateur jockey William Shand Kydd (1937–2014), who was brother-in-law of The 7th Earl of Lucan.[2] Shand Kydd sold the family business in 1962 and moved his family to Australia, where he became a sheep farmer. After selling the sheep farm and returning to England, he began an affair with Diana's mother Viscountess Althorp, while married to his first wife, Janet Munro Kerr, granddaughter of John Martin Munro Kerr. After divorce proceedings were finalized for both Shand Kydd and the Viscountess, they were married on 2 May 1969 and lived in Buckinghamshire and West Itchenor, West Sussex, finally settling on a 1,000 acre (4 km²) farm on the remote Scottish island of Seil. Their marriage faltered, and Shand Kydd had married Marie-Pierre Palmer, who ran a champagne-importing business in London. Shand Kydd married Palmer in 1993 and their relationship lasted until April 1995. Afterwards he chose to live close to his first wife Janet.

By his first wife, Shand Kydd had three children. Their elder son, Adam Shand-Kydd, was born in 1954 and became a novelist ("Happy Trails"), before dying in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2004, of a suspected drug overdose. Shand Kydd's younger son, John Shand Kydd, known as Johnnie, was born in 1959, and is a renowned photographer, with more than 70 works in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. His daughter Angela Shand Kydd was born in 1956.

Peter Shand Kydd died on 23 March 2006, at the age of eighty, and was buried on 6 April 2006 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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Peter Shand Kydd's Timeline

1925
April 23, 1925
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1954
September 5, 1954
Age 29
2006
March 23, 2006
Age 80
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
April 6, 2006
Age 80
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
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