The Earl of Harewood

In July, Leeds United, a formidable northern England football club, posted an RIP advice on its noticeboard to George Henry Hubert Lascelles, the seventh Earl of Harewood, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, who had just died, aged eighty-eight. He was their long-serving president and would regularly travel with his butler from Harewood House, the magnificent Adam palace to the north of Leeds, to watch his team play from a box in Elland Road. In Australia, he is best known for his strong commitment to music and opera. He was artistic director of the Adelaide Festival (1988) and a board…

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