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Henry Bathurst, 8th Earl Bathurst

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Henry Allen John Bathurst, 8th Earl Bathurst DL (1 May 1927 – 16 October 2011), styled Lord Apsley from 1942 to 1943, was a British peer, soldier and Conservative politician. He was most recently known for an altercation with Prince William. Background and education The eldest son of Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, and his wife Violet (née Meeking), he was educated at Eton College, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and Christ Church, Oxford. Military and political career His father having been killed in 1942 while on active duty during World War II, Bathurst succeeded to the family titles on the death of his grandfather, the 7th Earl Bathurst, in 1943. He joined the military in 1948, when he was appointed a Governor of the Royal Agricultural College. Lord Bathurst was commissioned, served in the 10th Royal Hussars and later the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, and promoted Captain in the Territorials to the local cavalry regiment, the Royal Gloucestershire
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