Grand Reception with The Earl of Loudoun

Grand Reception with The Earl of Loudoun


In the Distinguished Presence
The Rt. Hon. Simon Abney-Hastings
15th Earl of Loudoun 

(carrier of one of the gold spurs of the royal regalia
presented to His Majesty at the coronation

Held at the iconic, privately owned, Mansion “Iona”
(just 1 kilometre from Sydney CBD)

On Wednesday 31 January 2024 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Privately catered by an exclusive caterer with French Champagne & superior wines.







About the Earl of Loudoun

Simon Abney-Hastings, The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Loudoun is an Australian who is the current holder of one of the oldest Scottish noble titles.
The Earldom of Loudoun is named after Loudoun in Ayrshire, Scotland, which was originally granted to John Campbell, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, by King Charles 1st in 1633. The earldom is one of the oldest Scottish titles and the oldest branch of the House of Argyll.
The Earls of Loudoun have the right to carry one of the gold spurs of the royal regalia, an emblem of knighthood and chivalry, to be presented to the monarch at his or her coronation, a ceremony dating back to the coronation of Richard I. Simon Abney-Hastings was the only Australian to have played an official role in the coronation of King Charles III.
Simon is also the most senior descendant of the Royal House of Plantagenet. Through his grandmother he is directly descended from, and heir-general of, George, 1st Duke of Clarence, Brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III.






Dress: Formal
(Black-tie for men and equivalent for ladies)





The catering and other costs involved will be quite substantial and our ticket price reflects the high calibre of food and drink to be served. Accordingly:

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Thank you


January 31, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Will you come?