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Re: New Lord Great Chamberlain - Lord Carrington
The present Lord Great Chamberlain is Robert Carrington, 7th Baron Carrington. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Carington,_7th_Baron_Carrington)
On the accession of King Charles III, the position went to the Carrington line (who combined have a 25 % share, divided between 13 individuals). The family has chosen the present Lord Carrington to represent them and perform the office of Lord Great Chamberlain. He is a descendant of one of the two sisters who inherited the claim to the office in 1779, but as a descendant of a younger brother (who himself has descendants, the13 people mentioned above) he does not actually have a share of the office himself.
This document from the Parliament has more information: https://www.parliament.uk/globalassets/documents/foi/house-of-lords-foi-and-data-protection/foi-responses---calendar-year-2019/foi-3165---response.pdf
If I understand it correctly, this also means there will be a new Lord Great Chamberlain.
Under the Queen it was the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Not sure who the next one will be.
If I understand correctly, there are several possibilities of families who hold a small percentage of the office.
On the wikipedia I see that several women are also named as possible Lord Great Chamberlains (including the 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby). Could there be a female Lord Great Chamberlain? Or would the position go to the eldest son of a female holder of the position?