Charles Grey of Northumberland was the son of the 2nd Earl Grey who gave his name to the famous tea. Charles did not inherit the title as he was the younger brother of Henry, 3rd Earl Grey. His son Albert inherited the title 4th Earl Grey and became Governor-General of Canada. In 1833 Charles exchanged from half-pay to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the 71st Highland Light Infantry which he commanded for 9 years. Later he was appointed Colonel of the 71st after he had been Colonel of the Buffs for 3 years. He was secretary to Prince Albert until Albert died in 1861 and then became secretary to Queen Victoria for the rest of his life.
1804 Born on 15th Mar
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