Lady Lucan cut children out of her will because of ‘lack of manners’

A probate document has revealed that the 7th Earl of Lucan’s wife, Veronica, cut her three children out of her will on account of them having a ‘lack of good manners’. Lady Lucan died in September last year after incorrectly diagnosing herself with Parkinson’s disease and taking a cocktail of drink and drugs.

She stated in the document “in view of the lack of good manners and reverence shown to me as their parent, I do not wish any of my three children to benefit from my death any more than they have to“.

Lady Lucan spent her final years as a recluse, having not spoken to her sister or her three children, George (the 8th Earl of Lucan), Lady Camilla Bloch QC and Lady Frances Bingham since the 1980s.

Lady Lucan left her entire estate to the homeless charity, Shelter, and her son, George, has said the he “applauds the decision“.

Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974 after killing his children’s nanny when he mistook her for his estranged wife. Lady Lucan had always maintained that her missing husband had committed suicide by jumping off a ferry. Custody of the three children was transferred to Lady Lucan’s sister and her husband eight years later, after Lady Lucan reportedly became mentally ill.

Lindsey Sharples is a solicitor in the private client team at Barker Gotelee, Solicitors in Ipswich.

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