Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson
(born 17 July 1929
) was Equerry
to Her Majesty The Queen
and Deputy Master of the Household
in the Royal Household
from 1976 to 1994.
The son of Aubyn Wilson (a member of a cadet branch of the Royal House of Stuart
), and his wife Muriel Stewart Stevens, Stewart-Wilson was educated at Eton College
. In 1962, he married Helen Mary Fox, and they have three daughters.
He joined the Scots Guards
on 14 July 1949 and was commissioned a lieutenant in the Atholl Highlanders
(the Duke of Atholl's private regiment) in 1952. He served in the United Kingdom
, the British Army of the Rhine
), and the Far East
. From 1955 to 1957, he was adjutant
of the 2nd Battalion
of the Scots Guards
, and Aide-de-Camp
to the Governor-General
of New Zealand
1957-1959, Viscount Cobham
. In 1960-1962 he was Equerry
to His Royal Highness
the Duke of Gloucester
. He was regimental adjutant 1966 to 1968. He was staff qualified, but did not attend the Staff College, Camberley
Stewart-Wilson was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel and was a General Staff Officer Grade 1 (GSO1) in the foreign liaison section (Army) 1970 to 1973, and Defence Military and Air Attache in Vienna, 1975-1976. In 1976 he joined The Queen's Household. He retired from active military service on 17 July 1984. In his later years he was a supernumerary list officer.
Since 1994 he has served as Extra Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen.
He was HM's Representative Trustee on the Board of the Royal Armouries, from 1995 to 2004, and has served as the Somerset County Patron for the charity Cancer Research UK from 1997 to date.
He was made a LVO
in 1983, a CVO
in 1989 and a KCVO
in 1994. He received the General Service Medal
, the Campaign Service Medal, Borneo
bars, and the Coronation Medal