Highclere mourns the Earl of Carnarvon
20 Sep 2001

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The flag at Highclere Castle flies at half mast, after the funeral of the Earl of Carnarvon.

"The service for the Earl of Carnarvon was a very moving occasion; the wide range of people in the Church - and outside it - reflected the breadth of his interests. Councillors and officers from the County and District Councils represented his time as a local councillor; Members of the House of Lords were there to pay tribute to his work in the Upper House as a much-respected Cross-bencher; there were representatives from the horseracing industry which was a focal point of his life; and from the many voluntary organisations that he helped - particularly on the country sports and conservation side.
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended his funeral as a mark of their close friendship.

But, apart from his immediate family, it was the people who worked for him and those who lived in the villages round Highclere who seemed to know him best and miss him most.

Our thoughts and prayers are for his widow Jeanie and the family."
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