Britain's Countess of Wessex remembers late Lord Montagu

Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the memorial service for the late Lord Edward Montagu on her 51st birthday yesterday (20.01.16).

Britain's Countess of Wessex remembers late Lord Montagu

Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex spent her 51st birthday paying tribute to the late Lord Edward Montagu.

The wife of Prince Edward was spotted at the memorial service for the third Baron of Montagu of Beaulieu at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey yesterday (20.01.15).

At the service, she was seen speaking to Ralph Montagu, who will inherit his father's title as Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, the Mail Online reports.

A statement released at the time of the Lord's death read: "'It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. He died peacefully at his home on August 31 2015, aged 88, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Fiona, his son and heir Ralph, 54, daughter Mary, 51, and second son Jonathan, 39.

"In accordance with his wishes, the estate and visitor attractions are continuing to operate as usual. An estate funeral will be held at Beaulieu, followed by a memorial service at St Margaret's, Westminster for his friends in London and further afield. The dates of these are to be advised."

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