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The Earl of Airlie
|Lord Chamberlain of the Household|
|Preceded by||The Lord Maclean|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Camoys|
|Born||17 May 1926|
Westminster, London, England
Virginia Fortune Ryan (m. 1952)
|Parents|| David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie |
Lady Alexandra Coke
|Years of service||1945–50|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
David George Coke Patrick Ogilvy, 8th (or 13th) Earl of Airlie,(born 17 May 1926) is a Scottish peer.
Airlie is the eldest son of David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie and Lady Alexandra Coke. His younger brother was Sir Angus Ogilvy, the husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent. He served as a page to his father at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937. With Queen Elizabeth II, as of September 2018 [update] , he is one of the last surviving participants of the 1937 coronation.
Born in Westminster, David Ogilvy was educated at Eton and served in the Scots Guards during the Second World War. In 1946, he was appointed ADC to the C-in-C and High Commissioner to Austria. He remained in the army until 1950, when he left to attend the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, to learn more about estate management. He currently maintains two homes on the family's 69,000 acres (280 km2) estate in Angus: Cortachy Castle and Airlie Castle. He also has a home in Chelsea, London.
He subsequently took up merchant banking, joining J. Henry Schroder in 1953. He was appointed a director of the company in 1961 and chairman of Henry Schroder Wagg & Co in 1973, and then of Schroders plc from 1977.In 1984, Lord Airlie resigned from Schroder to take up the position of Lord Chamberlain, when he was also sworn of the Privy Council and appointed GCVO.
Lord Airlie as Lord Chamberlain initiated changes in the early 1990s under the auspices of “The Way Ahead Group”. Under these plans The Queen agreed to pay tax, greater transparency for the public subsidy of the monarchy began and a greater emphasis on public relations started.
He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1985.Two years after that he became Chairman of General Accident Fire and Life Assurance plc.
He followed in the footsteps of his late father, who served as Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. He remained in the post until 1997.
Lord Airlie has also served as the Lord Lieutenant of Angus in Scotland,and as the Captain General of The Royal Company of Archers and Gold Stick for Scotland. He was also the founding Chancellor of the University of Abertay, Dundee (1994–2009). In 1998, he was asked by the Labour government to stay on as a Lord in Waiting for life.
Lord Airlie's ancestral home in Tayside is Cortachy Castle near the ancient burgh of Kirriemuir, Angus. On 13 November 2007 he was asked to be Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle. His wife, the Countess of Airlie, is a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II.His grandmother, Mabell, Countess of Airlie, was a Lady-in-Waiting and subsequently Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary.
On 23 October 1952, he married Virginia Ryan. The wedding took place at St Margaret's, Westminster, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
They have six children:
The numbering of the titles varies, depending on whether the attainted holders of the earldom and their successors are counted or not. He is a recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain.In November 2007, Buckingham Palace announced Lord Airlie was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle, following the death of the previous Chancellor, the Duke of Buccleuch. Late in 2009, His Lordship announced that he and his wife were retiring. His son has considered the future of Cortachy Castle, the family home for more than 500 years.
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The Lord Maclean
| Lord Chamberlain |
The Lord Camoys
The Earl of Dalhousie
| Lord Lieutenant of Angus |
The Duke of Buccleuch
| Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle |
|Peerage of Scotland|
| Earl of Airlie |
David John Ogilvy, Lord Ogilvy
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Earl of Dalhousie
The Earl of Leven