Norfolk aristocrat appointed to senior royal role
The owner of a grand Norfolk estate has been named as the Lord-in-Waiting to King Charles, according to reports.
David Cholmondeley, Marquess of Cholmondeley, 62, owner of the Houghton estate, is said to have been appointed by the monarch to the key role at the heart of the royal court.
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His wife, former model Rose Hanbury, 39, will support Lord Cholmondeley in the prestigious position which will see him called upon to represent His Majesty at events and attend state and royal occasions.
The Marquess, also known as film-maker David Rocksavage, had held the role of Lord Great Chamberlain since 1990, which saw him play a major part in royal ceremonies during the Queen's reign.
But, following her death and the accession of King Charles III, the hereditary position, one of the Great Officers of State, has automatically transferred.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are good friends of the Cholmondeleys, living as their neighbours at Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham estate.