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1. Gordonstoun – Gordonstoun School is a co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils in Moray, Scotland. It is named after the 150-acre estate originally owned by Sir Robert Gordon in the 17th century; the school now uses this estate as its campus. It is located in Duffus to the north-west of Elgin. It is sometimes referred to as a "public school" in the English usage of the term as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868. The school follows certain practices such as usage of the Common Entrance Exam for the 13+ entry age. With the number of teaching staff exceeding 100, there is a low student-teacher ratio compared to the average in the United Kingdom. There are eight boarding houses, including two 17th-century buildings that were part of the original estate. The other houses have been built or modified since the school was established. Gordonstoun has many notable alumni. Three generations of British royalty were educated at Gordonstoun since it was established, including the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. Due to Dr. Hahn's influence, the school has had a strong connection with Germany. It is part of the Round Square Conference of Schools, a group of more than 80 schools across the globe also founded by Hahn. Around 30% of students attending Gordonstoun come from abroad. He was born in Berlin in 1886 and studied at the University of Oxford. After reading Plato's The Republic as a young man, Hahn conceived the idea of a modern school.Gordonstoun – Gordonstoun
2. Moray – Moray is one of the 32 Local Government council areas of Scotland. It borders the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland. Between 1996 Moray, with similar boundaries, was a district of the then Grampian Region. The name, first attested around 970 as Moreb, in Latinised form as Morauia, derives from the earlier Celtic forms * mori ` sea' and * treb ` settlement'. The Moray area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc.. In the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland, the council area is covered the Moray constituency. In the Scottish Parliament, most of the area is covered by the Moray constituency, in the Highlands and Islands electoral region. The Keith area, however, is within the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency, in the North East Scotland electoral region. The council currently has responsibility for educating more than 13,000 school pupils. The council's community learning and team is also involved in arranging a wide range of classes and courses for adult learners. The council also currently operates 15 public libraries, two mobile libraries which service users in more remote areas. Moray Council is also responsible for road, 450 miles of footpath, 468 bridges, 16,000 street lights and 10,500 road signs. As a authority, Moray Council manages just under 6,000 council properties and operates a council house waiting list. Approximately 50,000 tonnes of waste is collected in Moray. Households in many communities benefit from a kerbside recycling service.Moray – Moray Moireibh
3. North East Scotland – North East Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs. The North East Scotland region shares boundaries with the Highlands and Islands and Mid Scotland and Fife regions. Lochhead resigned in April 2006 to contest the Moray by-election following the death of Margaret Ewing. Watt was the available candidate on the Scottish National Party list. Alex Salmond was elected Member of Parliament as the Scottish Parliament by-election.North East Scotland – North East Scotland shown within Scotland
4. Stuart Agnew – John Stuart Agnew is a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the UK Independence Party. He was elected in 2009. Agnew was born in Norwich. He was educated at the Royal Agricultural College. He is a Norfolk farmer who formerly represented Norfolk on the NFU Council. He is a long term UKIP member. In the European Parliament he sits on Agriculture and Rural Development. Agnew describes climate science as "the global warming scam". In March 2016 Fincham Farm, run by Agnew, was featured in a video investigation by Hillside Animal Sanctuary. It showed supposedly free range chickens living in squalid conditions, infested with mites, with high levels of ammonia.Stuart Agnew – Stuart Agnew MEP
5. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia – He is the head of the House of Karađorđević. Alexander is Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. His godfather was King George VI and his godmother is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Charles, Prince of Wales is his second cousin, as are the former King of Greece, the former King of Romania. As with European monarchs during World War II, King Peter II left his country to establish a government-in-exile. He arrived in June 1941. The Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces capitulated. After the Tehran Conference, the Allies shifted support from royalist Chetniks to communist Partisans. Commenting on the event and what happened to his father, Crown Prince Alexander said, “He was too straight. He could not believe that his allies –- the mighty American democracy and his relatives and friends in London –- could do him in. But that's precisely what happened.” On August 1945, AVNOJ named the country Democratic Federal Yugoslavia. On 29 the country changed its name to People's Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In 1947, Alexander's whole family except for his grand-uncle Prince George, was deprived of Yugoslavian citizenship and their property was confiscated. Alexander was born in London.Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia – Crown Prince Alexander received the French order, Legion d’Honneur Commander Rank, 15 May 2015
6. Prince Andrew, Duke of York – Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC, is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to succeed his mother; as of 2016 he is sixth in line. He saw active service during the Falklands War, flying on multiple missions including evacuation. In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson; the couple's marriage, subsequent separation and eventual divorce in 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage. As well as carrying out various official engagements, he served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment until July 2011. He was baptised in the Palace's Music Room on 8 April 1960 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher. He is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who died 16 years before he was born. Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice. As with his older siblings, Andrew was looked after by a governess, responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. He was sent to Heatherdown School near Ascot in Berkshire. In September 1973, he entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had attended before him. While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada. He left Gordonstoun two years later with A-Levels in English, political science. He did not go to university but instead entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. The Royal Household announced in November 1978 that Prince Andrew would join the Royal Navy the following year.Prince Andrew, Duke of York – The Duke of York, 2014
7. Mark Arnold-Forster – Mark Arnold-Forster, DSO, DSC was an English journalist and author. Mark is best remembered for his book The World at War, which accompanied the 1973 series of the same name. Shortly after his birth his parents went to live in Zennor, Cornwall. This upbringing made him fluent in French and German. He never took this up. Instead, after a year's apprenticeship during 1938–39 with the Blue Funnel Line, involving a voyage to Manchuria, Arnold-Forster went on to join the Royal Navy. Mark Arnold-Forster served throughout the Second World War, first as a seaman and then in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Mark served in the English Channel. Eventually Mark was promoted to the rank of lieutenant despite looking quite young for his age. His tasks included torpedoing a tanker. Mark limped home after being nearly rammed by a German destroyer. Mark also worked for naval intelligence. Mark was awarded the DSO and DSC, was demobilized as a reserve Lieutenant in 1946. In 1946, Mark joined the editorial staff of The Guardian. Mark worked first in Manchester and then in Germany, where he wrote in 1948.Mark Arnold-Forster – Mark Arnold-Forster in naval attire, circa 1940
8. John Christopher Bartholomew – John Christopher Bartholomew was a Scottish cartographer and geographer. He was Marie Antoinette Sarolea, daughter of Charles Sarolea. He was the great-great-grandson of the founder of Son Ltd.. He studied before taking a degree in Geography at Edinburgh University. He took from his father in 1951. Robert Bartholomew was Production Manager. Their most memorable production during their control was the Times Atlas. They also published the metric versions of the large scale Ordnance Survey maps of the UK, aimed at hikers and travellers. Bartholomew served in 1970 -- 71. From 1987 to 1993, he was president of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He was made its honorary president. On his death he left monies on the summits of both Berwick Law and the Braid Hills. Uncle Hugh lie with him. He married Ginette Achard-James. They had five sons: John Eric, Philip, Christopher, Patrick and Ivon.John Christopher Bartholomew – Bartholomew monument, Dean Cemetery
9. Tim Beaumont – Timothy Wentworth Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley was a United Kingdom politician and an Anglican clergyman. He was politically active, successively, in the Liberal Party, the Green Party. Faith Pease, died when Tim Beaumont was six; his maternal grandfather was the Liberal politician Jack Pease, 1st Baron Gainford. Beaumont was educated at Gordonstoun School. He then trained for the orders at Westcott House in Cambridge. He was ordained as a priest in 1956. He married Mary Rose Wauchope in 1955, with whom he had had a total of ten grandchildren. Alaric, died in a road traffic accident in 1980. Also in that year, Hubert married a great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Having received a substantial inheritance in that year, he returned to England to live in Mayfair and then Hampstead. Meanwhile, he was an honorary curate at St Stephen's Church in Westminster, from 1960 to 1963. He represented the Diocese of London from 1960 to 1965. Considering his lifestyle incompatible with his position as a priest, he resigned his orders in 1973. The Mary Rose School, Kowloon Tong, a special school for students with severe and complex learning needs, is named after his wife. After making a substantial donation to the Liberal Party, he became its honorary treasurer in 1962 -- 1963.Tim Beaumont – Beaumont's coat of arms
10. William Boyd (writer) – William Boyd, CBE is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. He has two younger sisters. His father died of a rare disease when Boyd was 26. Boyd was also the New Statesman's critic between 1981 and 1983. He is a Fellow of an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He is married. Boyd met his wife Susan, now a screenwriter, while they were both at Glasgow University. Boyd has a farmhouse and vineyard in Bergerac in the Dordogne in SW France. Boyd was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 to literature. Although his novels have been short-listed for major prizes, Boyd has never had the same publicity as his contemporaries. Boyd published Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel in early 2012. Following Solo in 2013 Boyd published Sweet Caress in his fourth novel written from a woman's viewpoint. On April 2012 it was announced that Boyd was to write the next James Bond novel. Solo, is set in 1969; it was published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in September 2013. He used Bond creator Ian Fleming as a character in Any Human Heart.William Boyd (writer) – Boyd in 2009
11. Norton Knatchbull, 8th Baron Brabourne – Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, 8th Baron Brabourne, known until 2005 as Lord Romsey, is a British Peer. Brabourne was born as the eldest son of John Knatchbull, Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. Brabourne was educated at Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray, Scotland. He was subsequently educated at University of Kent in England. He also succeeded to the title of 17th Baronet Knatchbull, of Mersham Hatch in the County of Kent, in the Baronetage of England. He is a descendant of Queen Victoria, whose second daughter Princess Alice of the United Kingdom was his great grandmother. He is a godfather of Duke of Cambridge. The family home is Broadlands, also in Hampshire. The Hon. Leonora Louise Marie Elizabeth Knatchbull. She is buried in the grounds of Broadlands; see Leonora Children's Cancer Fund. 1947-1979: The Honourable Norton Knatchbull 1979-2005: Lord Romsey 2005-: The Right Honourable The Lord Brabourne Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants, page 184. Http://www.broadlands.net/mountfs.htm mountbattenofburma.com - Tribute & Memorial web-site to Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma http://www.sligoheritage.com/archmbatten.htmNorton Knatchbull, 8th Baron Brabourne – The Lord Brabourne
12. Oona Chaplin – Oona Castilla Chaplin is a Spanish actress. She is the great-granddaughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. She is best known for playing the role of Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Oona Chaplin was named after Oona O'Neill Chaplin. She also travelled often of her mother's film career. She started dancing flamenco at an early age. When Chaplin was fifteen, she began studying on a scholarship. After leaving Gordonstoun, she was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2007. Since graduating from RADA, Chaplin has acted in short feature films. She has played alongside her mother in three feature films: Inconceivable, ¿Para qué sirve un oso? and Imago Mortis. Chaplin has also had supporting roles in American television. Oona Chaplin at the Internet Movie Database Oona Chaplin at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ArtsOona Chaplin – Chaplin in 2012
13. Charles, Prince of Wales – Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. He was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Cambridge, he served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, they had two sons: Prince William later to become Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced, following extramarital affairs. Diana died in a crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, he married Camilla Parker Bowles. He has sought to raise world awareness such as climate change. As an environmentalist, Charles has received numerous awards and recognition from environmental groups around the world. His support including homeopathy, has been criticised by some in the medical community. Charles has been outspoken on the role of the conservation of historic buildings. Subsequently, he created an experimental new town based on his theories, in Dorset in 1993. Charles was baptised in the palace's Music Room by the Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948. When Prince Charles was aged three his mother's accession as Queen Elizabeth II made her heir apparent. He attended his mother's coronation on 2 June 1953, seated alongside his grandmother and aunt.Charles, Prince of Wales – The Prince of Wales in Jersey, July 2012
14. Jason Connery – Jason Joseph Connery is a British actor and director. He is the son of Sean Connery. Connery grew up there. He is his first wife, the Australian actress Diane Cilento. He attended Millfield School, a co-educational independent school in the village of Street, in Moray, Scotland. He was later accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Connery performed many roles in theatre and subsequently had parts in several B-films. His début was in The Lords of Discipline. Connery became well known in the UK for this role. Connery also portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. In 2003, he toured with a production of The Blue Room. In 2004, he returned in the second series in September 2005. He made many Continental European films with the lead role in the film Night Skies, a lead role in the film Lightspeed. He played a vampire hunter in Brotherhood of Blood. In 2014, Connery took part in BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef.Jason Connery – Connery at a Doctor Who convention in West Kirby.
15. Iain Douglas-Hamilton – Iain Douglas-Hamilton CBE is a zoologist known for his study of elephants. His chief interest is to understand elephant choices by studying their movements. In 1993, he founded the organization Save the Elephants. He is a frequent speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo. His family live in Kenya. From that study came his hypothesis, rooted in behavioural ecology, that elephant movements could hold the key to understanding their reactions to their changing environments. Douglas-Hamilton initially developed techniques to monitor widespread elephant movements from the air. Around the same time, working for IUCN, Douglas-Hamilton undertook research out the scale of the world ivory trade, its value, its regulations. Meanwhile, he continued to direct aerial surveys of elephant populations including in Uganda, Tanzania and the Central African Republic. From 1980 to 1982, Douglas-Hamilton was made anti-poaching advisor to Uganda's national parks authority. On occasion, Douglas-Hamilton was shot at as he carried out his work. These statistics illustrated to the world the scale of what became known as the holocaust. Douglas-Hamilton was among Africa’s leading conservationists who argued for this position. Elephant populations, especially savannah populations, began to recover. Save The Elephants has since its formation been studying herds migratory to Samburu National Reserve -- a cohort of roughly 500 individuals.Iain Douglas-Hamilton – Iain Douglas-Hamilton with Samburu elephants
16. Peter Ebert – Peter Ebert was a German opera director. Peter Ebert was the son of Charles, later Carl, Ebert and Cissi (Lucie Frederike Karoline, German. Carl was the outcome of a romantic liaison of an Irish American music student. Peter was therefore half German. Peter ` s parents divorced when he was both parties remarrying and staying on excellent terms. Due to the separation, his early years of schooling were chequered, so he was finally sent to one of Kurt Hahn`s boarding schools in Germany. Peter chose to leave. The pre-war seasons where sensational as Carl brought revolutionary ideas to England. This approach was well received by critics. Hans Oppenheim, was running the Music School there, having also left Germany. So Peter "Oppi" there to study film making and forestry. When released, he returned to Dartington Hall where he met his first wife. They afterwards had two daughters, Judith and Tabitha. Peter then joined the German Service of the BBC. His marriage ended in 1947.Peter Ebert – Peter Ebert 2007
17. James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife – James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife was the grandson of Louise, Princess Royal, a daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. As a female-line great-grandson of a British sovereign, he did not receive any funds from the Civil List. He was King Harald V of Norway. Through his maternal grandfather, he was also a descendant of King William IV and Dorothea Jordan. The Duke was educated at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He served in Malaya in 1948 -- 50. He served of the British Olympic Association. On February 1992 the third Duke also succeeded his father as Earl of Southesk and as chief of the Clan Carnegie. He also farmed the family estate around Kinnaird Castle, Brechin. His interests included cars, driving a Ford Zephyr 6 in the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally. As a young man, the Duke's name was variously linked with Princess Margaret, sportswoman Divina Galica. On 11 the then Lord Carnegie married The Hon. Caroline Dewar, the elder daughter of the 3rd Baron Forteviot. They divorced in 1966. The marriage produced three children: she married Mark Fleming Etherington on 11 May 2001. They have one daughter.James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife – Portrait by Allan Warren, 1985
18. Jeremy Fry – Jeremy Joseph Fry was a British inventor, engineer, entrepreneur, adventurer and arts patron. Jeremy joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot. After the war, Jeremy quit after his cousin Joe was killed at Blandford. He became a designer with Frenchay Products Ltd between 1954 and 1957. He founded Rotork Engineering Company in 1957 after identifying the potential of valve actuators. Noted as an engineer, his designs included a car, the Sea Truck, a four-wheel-drive wheelchair. Additionally he was responsible for starting James Dyson out on his inventing career by mentoring him in 1970 at Rotork. Film and theatre director, described Fry in his autobiography Long Distance Runner. He will be remembered as the saviour of the Theatre Royal, Bath. He as its Chairman oversaw its extensive renovation. In addition to being Chairman of the Northern Ballet Theatre he was the chairman of the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. Fry married Camilla Grinling in 1955. The marriage was dissolved in 1967. They lived at Widcombe Manor. Fry died on 18 July 2005.Jeremy Fry – v
19. Balthazar Getty – Paul Balthazar Getty is an American actor, member of the band Ringside, the producer-half of rap duo The Wow, a member of the Getty family. Paul Balthazar Getty was raised in San Francisco before being educated in the United Kingdom at Gordonstoun. His great-grandfather was founder of Getty Oil, at one time one of the richest men in the world. His grandfather was Jr.; his father was John Paul Getty III. Gisela, is a German-born professional photographer and documentary filmmaker. His parents divorced in 1993. He has Anna. Getty began his acting career in 1989. Getty guest-starred as Richard Montana, a male witch romantically linked with Paige Matthews. He appeared as Agent Thomas Grace. He starred, in the ABC prime time drama Brothers & Sisters, which first aired in September 2006. Getty played the role of third-born of the five Walker siblings. He did not appear. Getty made his return in the sixth episode of Season 4. Although he longer appeared in every episode, he continued to make appearances on the show until its cancellation.Balthazar Getty – Balthazar Getty as Thomas Grace from Alias
20. Desmond Guinness – The Hon. Desmond Walter Guinness is an Irish author on Georgian art and architecture and a conservationist. He was brewer Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Diana Mitford. He was educated at Oxford. As a member of the extended Guinness family he has a number such as Garech Browne. He has been Master of the North Kildare Harriers. Mariga, founded the Irish Georgian Society in April 1958 to help to preserve Irish architecture of all periods. This was timely as the Irish planning laws were enacted only from 1963. The IGS started publishing quarterly bulletins. Campaigns were at: Damer House, The Conolly Folly, Mountjoy Square, Tailors' Hall, Hume Street and the Dromana Gateway. The IGS also held Georgian cricket matches played to the rules of 1744. In Celbridge, Kildare, said to be the finest Palladian house in Ireland. In more recent years he has founded a scholarship for students of architecture. His work has been recognised by many American and English cultural groups, Europa Nostra. In 1980 he was made an honorary Doctor of Laws at Trinity College Dublin. In 2006 he was presented by the Queen of Spain.Desmond Guinness – Castletown house
21. Kurt Hahn – Kurt Matthias Robert Martin Hahn CBE was a German educator whose philosophies are considered internationally influential. Hahn founded Outward Bound, the United World Colleges. Born to Jewish parents, he attended school in Berlin, then universities at Oxford, Heidelberg, Freiburg and Göttingen. During World War I, he worked for Foreign Affairs analyzing English newspapers and advising the Foreign Office. Hahn had been private secretary to the last Imperial Chancellor of Germany. He was served as the Salem School's headmaster during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. He began his fierce criticism of the Nazi regime after a young communist was killed by Hitler's storm troopers. When he spoke out against the storm troopers, who had received no punishment, he spoke against Hitler publicly. Hahn asked the students, alumni of the Salem school to choose between Salem and Hitler. As a result, Hahn was imprisoned for five days. After an appeal by British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, in July 1933 he was forced to leave Germany and moved to Britain. He settled in Scotland, where he founded Gordonstoun to the school in Salem. Later, he preached in the Church of Scotland. He also started an international organisation of schools, now called Round Square. He divided his time after the war.Kurt Hahn – Initiatives Kurt Hahn was "decisive in founding," listed on a commemorative plaque at Atlantic College, Wales.
22. Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton – Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton and 13th Duke of Brandon is a Scottish nobleman and the Premier Peer of Scotland. He is his first wife, Sarah Scott. He was educated at Keil School, Dumbarton, Gordonstoun in Scotland. Upon the death of his father on 5 June 2010, he became the 16th Duke of Hamilton and 13th Duke of Brandon. He is the Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The seat of the Dukes of Hamilton is Lennoxlove House, replacing the now-demolished Hamilton Palace. On 7 May 2011, he married Sophie Ann Rutherford in Edinburgh. She is the daughter of Roxburghshire, Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh. The best man was Lord John Douglas-Hamilton, his presumptive at the time. Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton pedigree at genealogics.org thepeerage.comAlexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton – The Duke and Duchess of Hamilton in August 2012
23. Jo Hamilton (musician) – Jo Hamilton is a British vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Birmingham, England. Nic Harcourt at KCRW Radio in Los Angeles chose Gown for KCRW's 2010 Winter subscription drive. In 2010 Hamilton became the first musician in the world to work with an Airpiano. Hamilton is the daughter of a Jamaican mother and father, although both families trace their roots back to Scotland. Hamilton has supported Damien Rice, Colin Vearncombe. Gown, got UK distribution in September 2009. Upon its release Gown received 4 star reviews in the UK on Sunday. In January 2011 a Special Edition version of Gown was released featuring additional tracks, revised artwork. In 2014, Hamilton announced work was on her 2nd album to be called ` Fractals'. Some of the new material was previewed at Fractal Sparks at Durham Cathedral. A London launch was held at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill. In December 2009 Hamilton then supported Scott Matthews at Birmingham Town Hall. In 2011 Hamilton played on the main stage at TEDGlobal well as several festivals and smaller solo shows. In 2012 following a significant uplift in her social media following, Hamilton launched a headlining tour entitled'Always Heading West' with her band. The tour took in Singapore, Rome in Italy.Jo Hamilton (musician) – Jo Hamilton performing at Union Chapel, Islington
24. Walter Hayman – Walter Kurt Hayman FRS is a British mathematician known for contributions to complex analysis. He is Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. Hayman was born to Britain in 1938. He studied with Mary Cartwright and John Edensor Littlewood. He taught at King's College, the University of Exeter. In 1947, he married Margaret Riley Crann: together, they founded the British Mathematical Olympiad. In 2008, an issue of the Journal Computational Methods and Function Theory was dedicated on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Hayman, W. K. "Functions with values in a given domain", Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 3: 428–432, doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-1952-0049323-9, MR 0049323, Zbl 0048.31402. W. K. "The local growth of power series: a survey of the Wiman-Valiron method", Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 17: 317 -- 358, doi:10.4153 / CMB-1974-064-0, MR 0385095, Zbl 0314.30021. Hayman, Walter K. "A problem on Fourier series arising from an Isoperimetric inequality", in Ricci, Paolo Emilio, Problemi attuali dell’analisi e della fisica matematica. Atti del simposio internazionale dedicato a Gaetano Fichera nel suo 70o compleanno. Taormina, 15–17 ottobre 1992, Roma: Dipartimento di Matematica Università di Roma La Sapienza – Aracne Editrice, pp. 119–125, MR 1249093, Zbl 0851.42009. Hayman, W. K. Meromorphic functions, Oxford Mathematical Monographs, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. XIV+191, MR 0164038, Zbl 0115.06203. Hayman, W. K.; Kennedy, P. B. Subharmonic functions. Volume 1, London Mathematical Society Monographs, 9, London–New York: Academic Press, pp. XVII+284, ISBN 0-12-334801-3, MR 0460672, Zbl 0419.31001.Walter Hayman – Walter Kurt Hayman
25. Dick Heckstall-Smith – Richard Malden "Dick" Heckstall-Smith was an English jazz and blues saxophonist. He played with some of jazz fusion bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Heckstall-Smith attended a York boarding school. However, he refused a second term there, instead enrolling in Gordonstoun, where his father had accepted a job as headmaster of the local Grammar School. Dick Heckstall-Smith was raised in Knighton, Radnorshire. He learned to play piano, clarinet and saxophone in childhood. Heckstall-Smith completed his education at Dartington Hall School -- and co-leading the university jazz band -- at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, from 1953. Aged 15, he had taken up the soprano while at Dartington, captivated by the sound of Sidney Bechet. Then Lester Young and tenor saxophonist jazzman Wardell Gray proved to be major influences for him. Heckstall-Smith was an active member of the London scene from the late 1950s. He joined Alexis Korner's groundbreaking blues group, in 1962, recording the album R&B from the Marquee. He was a founding member of that band's breakaway unit, The Graham Bond Organisation. In 1967, Heckstall-Smith became a member of Bluesbreakers. That jazz-skewed edition of the band also included drummer Jon Hiseman, future Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. They released the album Bare Wires in 1968.Dick Heckstall-Smith – Dick Heckstall-Smith
26. Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern – Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern, also known as Prince Paul of Romania and Paul Lambrino, is the son of Carol Lambrino and Hélène Nagavitzine. His father was the elder son of King Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino. Paul-Philippe claims he and not the former King Michael is the rightful head of the royal house of Romania. In 1918, Crown Prince Carol of Romania married Zizi Lambrino. The couple had one son, the father of Paul Hohenzollern. In 1921, they had a son who became King Michael of Romania. Born in Paris, Paul Hohenzollern attended a Jesuit school. He was thirteen years old when his father married the family moved to London to be nearer to European royalty. He started school at Gordonstoun while Charles, Prince of Wales was attending, then moving on to Millfield. He has worked as an art dealer and developer. At Caşin Church, he married Lia Triff, a native of Dearborn, Michigan, who had previously divorced lawyer Melvin Belli. The couple have Carol Ferdinand; the infant was baptized in 2010, with President Traian Băsescu taking on the role of godfather. Nevertheless, he states that he does not wish to see the monarchy restored. The latter ruling entitled Carol Lambrino under the style "Prince of Hohenzollern, Prince of Romania". He filed suit against King Michael.Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern – Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern
27. Granville Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly – Granville Charles Gomer Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly, styled Earl of Aboyne until 1987, is a British peer and the Premier Marquess of Scotland. He contributed occasionally in the House of Lords. However, he lost his seat after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. He is also the Chief of the Clan Gordon. Lord Huntly married daughter of Alistair Monteith Gibb, in 1972. They had one son, Alastair Gordon, two daughters. Lady Huntly were divorced in 1990. He had a daughter. The Marchioness is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.Granville Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly – England
28. Duncan Jones – Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter. Jones is the son of English singer David Bowie and American model Angie Bowie. He was born in Bromley, London, his first wife, Angela, a Cyprus-born American former model. His birth prompted Bowie to write the song "Kooks" for his 1971 album Hunky Dory. He spent time growing up in London, Berlin, Vevey, Switzerland, where he attended the second grade at the Commonwealth American School in Lausanne. They remain estranged. At age 14, Jones enrolled in the boarding school Gordonstoun. The press reported that he went by "Joe" in 1992 when attending his father's wedding to Iman. At this wedding Jones was the best man. His father frequently praised what he called Jones' "natural strength." Jones reverted around the age of 18. By 1995, he graduated from The College of Wooster. Jones was also the in-game cinematics director for the political Republic: The Revolution, as well as scripting elements of the game. He directed the 2006 campaign for the French Connection label. The advert featured two women fighting and briefly kissing each other.Duncan Jones – Jones at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International.
29. Angus Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester – Angus Charles Drogo Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester was a British hereditary peer. Until he inherited the dukedom in 1985, he was known by the title of Lord Angus Montagu. Angus grew up in Britain, Ceylon and Kenya. After serving the Royal Marines, he had a number of jobs. During middle age, he fell victim to a number of confidence tricks for which he took the blame. His few speeches in the House of Lords were viewed positively. He did not enjoy his time there, later saying the nuns "weren't very pleasant people". In 1950, he joined his father in Kenya for a short period after Kimbolton was sold. He was spoiled as a result. After trying the local school in Keyna, but was bullied and consequently had no regular formal education until he was eleven. He began service in the Royal Marines, boarding HMS Loch Fyne in January 1957. He did not get on well with his fellow recruits. Upon discharge, he had jobs in tourist-related activities across the United States. He was variously employed as a clothes salesman, a barman, a crocodile wrestler. He later eventually moved into a bedsit in Bedford, England, near Kimbolton.Angus Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester – Photo: Allan Warren (1989)
30. John H. Mercer – In the science magazine Nature, Mercer pointed out that "green-house" warming from burning fossil fuel could have the same effect during the present interglacial. Two studies published May 2014 confirm Mercer's assumption. Scientist James Hansen has coined the term, "John Mercer effect." After Mercer published his paper suggesting that the West Antarctic sheet could collapse in response to warming, he struggled to get funding. Others, including Hansen, had similar problems. Many climate scientists censor especially regarding prospects for limiting warming to 2 ° C above pre-industrial temperatures. John H. Mercer was the third child of John W. Mercer. He was educated at private schools in Cheltenham and, later, at Gordonstoun in Scotland. During World War II he served as a radio man. After the war he studied geography. At that time he came under the influence of William Vaughan Lewis. After finishing his B.A. in 1949 Mercer went to Canada, where he received his PhD from McGill University in 1954. He was a Research Scholar from 1954 to 1956 at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he studied land population in western Samoa. He worked in the Canadian Hydro-graphic Office in Ottawa as a geographer in 1957 and 1958. During 1959 -- 60, 1961 -- 62, 1966, the American Geographical Society employed him at its World Data Center A for Glaciology in New York.John H. Mercer – Profile showing that most of the West Antarctic ice sheet is grounded below sea level which makes it sensitive to sea level rise. If contact of ice to bottom rocks is lost seaward of the grounding line, the ice sheet becomes significantly thinner (some 100 m), forming a shelf ice.
31. Preston Mommsen – Preston Luke Mommsen is a retired South African-born Scottish cricketer. On 21 Mommsen announced his retirement from professional cricket to take up an "attractive opportunity in the corporate world". Mommsen attended Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2006 Preston went to Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland for the summer and winter terms. During this time he became the first boy to score 1000 runs in that season. It was while he was at Gordonstoun that he got the chance to play for Kent 2nds. Mommsen only managed to make two appearances for the county's 2nd team. After leaving Gordonstoun, Preston moved permanently to Scotland, living in Edinburgh. It was here that he started playing for Carlton. After four years living in Edinburgh he was subsequently called up in June 2010 after impressing at club level. The 2011 Season is the full season Mommsen has been eligible for Scotland. Mommsen went on to finish the season with 408 runs in the competition. He marked the occasion with his first international hundred scoring 102 of 192 balls in Windhoek. In June 2013, Mommsen has been named as captain of a youthful Scotland squad to take on Australia A in a four-day fixture in Edinburgh. Cricket Scotland named replacement to Scotland Captain Kyle Coetzer took over at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.Preston Mommsen – Preston Mommsen
32. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. After an engagement of five months, he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was created Duke of Edinburgh. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander. He was formally made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957. He has four children with Elizabeth: Prince Edward. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A keen sports enthusiast, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron of over 800 organisations and serves as chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme for people aged 14 to 24.Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip in March 2015
33. Peter Phillips – Peter Mark Andrew Phillips is the elder child and only son of Anne, Princess Royal, her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. He is the eldest grandchild of Duke of Edinburgh. After graduating from university in 2000, he worked for Jaguar followed by WilliamsF1. In 2003, while working for WilliamsF1 in Canada, he met Autumn Kelly, whom he married at Windsor Castle in 2008. He is currently 13th in line to succeed Elizabeth II. Peter Phillips was born at 10:46 am November 1977 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in west London. He was the first child of Mark Phillips, who had married in 1973. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. He was baptised December 1977 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury Donald Coggan in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace. Phillips remained so until the birth of his cousin, Prince William, in 1982. His parents were said to have refused offers from the Queen that would have led to his being born in the peerage. Phillips was therefore the legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy style for more than 500 years. Phillips went to Port Regis Prep School in Shaftesbury, Dorset by attending Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. Whilst at Gordonstoun, he was also played in the XV. He then graduated with a degree in sports science.Peter Phillips – Phillips and his mother in August 2012
34. Luca Prodan – Luca Prodan was an Italian–Argentine musician. He was the older brother of composer Andrea Prodan. He had not only Italian origins but Scottish as well. Prodan drifted to Manchester and London. He worked at EMI. After some time at the farm in the Traslasierra valley, he settled in Hurlingham, where he led Sumo and the Hurlingham Reggae Band. Prodan died before Christmas 1987. After his death, he became an icon of Argentine culture. Graffiti stating "Luca Not Dead" has been spotted around the world, especially in South America and Europe. Two posthumous records of pre-Sumo recordings provide an "insider's" view of the artist. After his death, two bands were formed by former Sumo members: Divididos and Las Pelotas. It is believed that the actual names came after an heated Prodan's referring to an eventual Sumo break-up:" "Are we breaking up, you say? Bollocks we are!""; hence Divididos and Las Pelotas. Corpiños en la madrugada Divididos por la felicidad Llegando los monos After chabón Fiebre Time Fate Love, recorded in 1980. Released in 1996 Perdedores Hermosos, recorded in 1981.Luca Prodan – Prodan photographed for the cover of supplement Sí of Clarín, a few days before his death
35. Christina Rau – Christina Rau is the widow of the late Johannes Rau, the President of Germany. Rau is the maternal granddaughter of former President Gustav Heinemann. Her father is part in a long line of entrepreneurs in the textile industry of the Westphalian city of Bielefeld. She attended boarding school in Switzerland and Scotland. Subsequently, she studied political science, economics and history at King's College London. The couple had three children: Anna Christina, Laura Helene. The family then moved to Berlin. She was the patron of: UNICEF Germany, the Müttergenesungswerk, - und Jugendstiftung the Red Cross Youth of Germany. Bayerischer Rundfunk. Retrieved 2010-10-19.Christina Rau – Christina Rau (left).
36. Heather Stanning – Heather Mary Stanning MBE is a retired British professional rower, a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team, Royal Artillery officer. She has also been a British champion in both women's quad sculls. In 2016 they set the World Rowing Cup record time at Poznan. She announced her retirement in November 2016. In September 2016, Stanning was awarded the freedom of the Scottish region of Moray. Stanning was born in Yeovil, Somerset, England, her parents Timothy and Mary were Royal Navy officers. She was educated at Gordonstoun, Scotland, where she was appointed girl in her final year. Her yearbook predicted that she would be the first one to win an Olympic gold medal. She graduated from University before going on to Sandhurst alongside her brother, Martin, who joined the Black Watch. Alistair, is a Navy doctor. Stanning was commissioned from Sandhurst based at Larkhill Garrison on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. She serves in 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery. She was promoted in December 2015. In 2006 Stanning was selected for Team GB "Start" programme where she was coached by Paul Stannard. In 2007 she partnered Olivia Whitlam to win the women's competition at the World Rowing U23 Championships.Heather Stanning – Heather Stanning MBE
37. Zara Tindall – She is the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Tindall is married to ex-England rugby union player Mike Tindall. Tindall won the Eventing World Championship in Aachen in 2006. The same year she was voted 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year by the British viewing public. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2007 New Year Honours List for her services to equestrianism. In 2012, she carried an Olympic flame at Cheltenham Racecourse on her horse Toytown. She is currently 16th in line to succeed her grandmother. Zara Tindall was born on 15 May 1981 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in west London. She was baptised Zara Anne Elizabeth on 27 July 1981, her first name was suggested by her uncle, the Prince of Wales. Her godparents are her maternal uncle, Prince Andrew; the Countess of Lichfield; Helen, Lady Stewart; Andrew Parker Bowles; and Hugh Thomas. Phillips herself is godmother to Prince George of Cambridge. The children of the Princess Royal do not hold any royal or noble title. During her schooldays, Tindall excelled at many sporting activities, representing her schools in hockey, athletics and gymnastics. She was also successful academically, scoring 11 GCSEs from A* to C and a B and C in her A-levels. She later studied at University of Exeter and qualified as a physiotherapist.Zara Tindall – At Burghley Horse Trials in 2007
38. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – At the time of his birth, he was third in line to succeed his mother; as of 2016, he is ninth in line. He was baptised on 2 May 1964 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle by the then-Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods. As with his older siblings, a governess was appointed to look after Edward and was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. At the age of seven, Edward was then sent before attending, in Berkshire. Upon his return to Britain, Edward matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read history. His admission to Cambridge caused some controversy at the time, since his A-level grades were far below the standard normally required, "straight As", for Oxbridge entrance. Prince Edward made two very public attempts to pursue a career. However, in January 1987 he dropped out of the gruelling commando course after completing just one third of the 12-month training. Media reported, at the time, that the move prompted a berating from Prince Philip who "reduced his son to prolonged tears." After leaving the Marines, Edward opted for a career in entertainment. His duties reportedly involved making tea for the artistic staff. While there he met actress Ruthie Henshall, whom he dated for three years. In 1993, Edward formed the company Ardent Productions. Commercial breaks are filled with army recruiting advertisements". A documentary Edward made Edward VIII in 1996, sold well worldwide.Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – The Earl in Belfast, February 2015
39. Endymion Wilkinson – Endymion Porter Wilkinson is an English diplomat, Sinologist, historian of China, authority on East Asian affairs. He served from 1994 to 2001. A new edition appeared in 2015. Shortly before graduation he was recruited by the Chinese government to teach English in Beijing at the Peking Institute of Languages. His two-year contract ended just as the Cultural Revolution was beginning. From Beijing he went to Princeton University where he completed a PhD in 1970 under James T.C. Liu and Frederick W. Mote. This was later published as Studies in Chinese Price History. From 1970 to 1974, Wilkinson was lecturer at the School of University of London. However, when he began teaching there he still felt unprepared. As a fellow at Harvard University in 1971, Wilkinson mentioned to a senior Harvard scholar, that he was gathering notes on Chinese history. Fairbank offered to publish them, the 1973 Research Guide appeared in due course. During these years he also translated two books from the Chinese: one popular; the other, academic. In 1980 he published Gokai 誤解. Or was Japan deliberately keeping its markets closed and therefore operating with an unfair advantage?Endymion Wilkinson – Chinese History: A New Manual, Fourth Edition (2015), hot off the press