Charles Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

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Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, was born in 1945 and educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford University, where he gained an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He lives at Apsley House in London, and at Stratfield Saye in Hampshire.

The Duke was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1989 and has held a number of Chairmanships and Directorships in the private sector.

In October 2015, the Duke was elected to the House of Lords as a representative hereditary peer. He was Chairman of the Council of King’s College, London from 2007 until 2016. Since 2016 he has been a Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute.

Charles Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

“The battlefield of Waterloo is historic ground in World history. It is appropriate and wonderful that the archaeology of the battlefield should be explored by men and women who have themselves served. The work of Waterloo Uncovered ensures that the quest to understand the past will be used to support their futures.”
- Duke of Wellington

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