Sir Brian McGrath, British courtier, Died at 90

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Sir Brian McGrath was born October 27, 1925, and died on June 4, 2016.

He was the Private Secretary to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

McGrath was educated at Eton College.

Sir Brian McGrath served in the Irish Guards, in 1943-1946 and after World War II he joined Cannon Brewery (1946–1948).

At Victoria Wine Ltd, in 1948 of which he became a director in 1949, and was chairman 1960-1982.

Sir Brian McGrath was a Master of Wine.

He held various directorships, including Grants of St James Ltd 1960 (chairman 1975-1982), Allied Breweries Ltd (now Allied-Lyon Plc) 1970-1982, and Broad Street Securities Ltd (chairman 1983-1991).

Sir Brian McGrath joined the Office of the Duke of Edinburgh as Assistant Private Secretary in 1982 being promoted to Private Secretary and Treasurer in 1984.

During 1992, he ceased to be Private Secretary, and from 1993 to 1995 was Head of the Household.

In 1995, Brian McGrath retired as Treasurer , and in the following year was appointed Extra Equerry.

Sir Brian McGrath passed away 90 yrs old.