Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield

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Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield, LVO (born 1 February 1949) was born as Leonora Mary Grosvenor, a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster.

Lady Leonora Grosvenor grew up on Ely Island, Lough Erne, Northern Ireland before attending Sherborne School.

On 8 March 1975, she married the 5th Earl of Lichfield at Chester Cathedral,[1] and became Countess of Lichfield. She first met Lichfield when he photographed her as debutante of the year in 1967.[2]

They had three children together:

  • Lady Rose Anson
  • Thomas William Robert Hugh Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield
  • Lady Eloise Anson, m. 2013 Louis Waymouth

The couple were divorced in 1986 and as she has not re-married, the Countess retains her title. Lord Lichfield died on 11 November 2005. Since 1979, the Countess has been an extra lady-in-waiting to The Princess Royal.


  • Miss Leonora Mary Grosvenor (1949–1967)
  • The Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor (1967–1975)
  • The Right Honourable The Countess of Lichfield (1975–1986)
  • Leonora, Countess of Lichfield (1986–present)


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  2. "Lord Lichfield Focuses on Two Loves—wife Leonora and His Photography". People Magazine.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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