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 Ruth Sylvia <I>Gill</I> Roche

Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche

Birth
Bieldside, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Death 6 Jul 1993 (aged 84)
Belgravia, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Memorial ID 3450 · View Source
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Lady Fermoy. Dame of the Royal Victorian Order. Married Edmund Maurice Burke Roche in 1931. Lifelong confidante and lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. She was an accomplished concert pianist in Britain and Europe in her youth. She and her husband were instrumental in the extensive restoration of the Guildhall of St. George, where Shakespeare was reputed to have appeared, and which is considered one of finest examples of a medieval Guildhall in Europe. Lady Fermoy also, with her husband, was the founder of the celebrated King's Lynn Festival, which often features the finest performers in music and the arts, and which is now in its fifth decade. Grandmother to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche (2 Oct 1908–6 Jul 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3450, citing St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .