The Countess of Darnley received a Fellowship from the University of Worcester in 2011.
Lady Darnley, the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, and her husband, The Earl of Darnley have been farmers and landowners in Herefordshire since 1984 when they moved to Thornbury, near Bromyard. They have two married children and six grandchildren.
Lady Darnley has held many positions in the public domain, one of her most notable roles being a Magistrate from 1977 to 2005. She chaired the Kidderminster Family Panel prior to her retirement.
For many years she was a member of the Hereford and Worcester Probation Committee, and was Chair and National Representative for five years.
She was Vice Chair of the Worcestershire Ethics and Standards Committee and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire in 2000. She was appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire in 2008.
Lady Darnley was a committed member of the Hereford Diocesan Synod and serves on the Bishop’s Council and the Hereford Cathedral Council.
A University Fellowship is awarded to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the University or whose current role provides for a fruitful relationship to develop.