Stirling and Susie were very sad to hear that Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, tenth Duke of Richmond, Lennox, Aubigny and fifth Duke of Gordon, styled Lord Settrington until 1935 and the Earl of March and Kinrara between 1935 and 1989, had died peacefully at Goodwood House at the age of 87.

The son of Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, who founded the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1948, he succeeded to the titles when his father died in 1989. 

The former chartered accountant, who held a number of senior positions in the Anglican church, was also the former chairman of Goodwood racecourse and is credited with rebuilding it to its current status.

The Goodwood Estate said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of His Grace The Duke of Richmond and Gordon. The Duke died peacefully at Goodwood."

Gordon-Lennox with his wife Susan Monica Grenville-Grey, the Countess of March, hosted the international dressage championships at Goodwood for 21 years as well as having five children and adopting two more.

One of their children, also called Charles, better known to the Motor Racing world as Lord March, founded Goodwood's Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival and will now inherit his father's title, becoming the 11th Duke of Richmond.

Susie remembers him fondly, and always enjoyed the 12th Night Charity dinners held at Goodwood House, which were hosted by the late Duke.

Stirling and Susie extend their deepest condolences to Susan, the Countess of March, Charles, Lord March, and the Gordon-Lennox family.