Saturday, July 16, 2011
Funeral of The 7th Earl of Harewood
A first cousin of the Queen, he had been lucky to escape with his life while a young man during the Second World War when his death warrant was personally signed by Hitler.
Having survived this setback - thanks to an SS soldier’s canny reading of the shifting times - George Lascelles comfortably rode out the rest of his life though it was not without its stormy moments.
Today the black and gold Harewood coat of arms flag flew at half mast as around 100 members of staff lined a road outside the stately home in warm sunshine and watched the funeral cortege pass by.