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Rupert David Augustus McClaire, 7th Duke of Wiltshire, KG, KT, QC (Born 21 February 1957), styled Marquess of Wardour until 1991, is an English aristocrat, hereditary peer, lawyer, politician and HM Advocate General for Scotland. The family's main seat is at Woodenford Castle, thought the Duke and Duchess spend most of their time in their London residence, in South Kensington.

Biography Edit

The Duke is the only surviving child of George, 6th Duke of Wiltshire and Alexandra, Duchess of Wiltshire. He was born on 21 February 1957 at Woodenford Castle in Salisbury, Wiltshire. His family shares a French-Scottish ancestry, thus the family name. Being an only child and heir to the duchy, many things were expected of him. He was educated at Eton College in London and then studied Politics and Law at the University of Cambridge.

In 1979, he enlisted on the British Army and after training at the Military Academy of Sandhurst, he was stationed as part HM Household Calvary, in the Blues and Royals regiment as a Cornet. In 1982 he served as a Lieutenant in the Falkland War. He was given the South Atlantic Medal for his services there. He spent another ten years in the army until retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel when his father passed away in 26 March 1991, taking over the duchy and starting his political career. He holds a sit in the House of Lords and is very much active in the political field, especially between negotiations and treats between England and Scotland, holding as distinguished position at the British Government, thus making him and his wife move to London.

Marriage & Children Edit

In 4 August 1984, he married Scottish-born aristocrat and the eldest daughter of the late James David Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, Lady Victoria Campbell at Salisbury Cathedral. Together they have two children: