Derek Keppel

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Derek William George Keppel GCVO, KCB, CMG, CIE, VD, OWL (7 April 1863–26 April 1944) was a member of the British Royal Household.

Keppel was a son of the 7th Earl of Albemarle and was educated at Charterhouse School. He joined the army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in The Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles and served in India. On 20 June 1898, he married Hon. Bridget Louisa Harbord, (later known as Lady Keppel), a daughter of the 5th Baron Suffield and they had three girls.

Keppel then served as an equerry to The Duke of York from 1893 to 1910 and was Deputy Master of the Household from 1910 to 1912. He was then promoted to Master of the Household in 1912 and served in this post until The King's death in 1936. He continued as the only Master of the Household under King Edward VIII's short reign and on the ascension of King George VI, he returned to being an equerry until his death.

Preceded by
Sir Charles Frederick
Master of the Household
Succeeded by
Sir Smith Child, 2nd Baronet

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