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The Duke of Kent, 61; Mr Joseph Ashton MP, 63; Miss Carling Bassett-Seguso, tennis player, 29; Mr Brian Blessed, actor, 59; Col William Brownlow, former Lord-Lieutenant of County Down, 75; Mr Paul Channon MP, 61; Lord Chelmer, former company chairman and politician, 82; The Right Rev Lord Coggan, former Archbishop of Canterbury, 87; Dr William Cole, Master of Music Emeritus, Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, 87; Mr Geoff Cook, cricketer, 45; Sir Colin Corness, chairman, Nationwide Building Society, 65; Mr Denzil Davies MP, 58; Mr Stuart Devlin, gold- and silversmith, 65; Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge, former government minister, 89; Professor Sir Herbert Duthie, former Provost, University of Wales College of Medicine, 67; Sir David Goodall, former High Commissioner to India, 65; Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, former Lord High Chancellor, 89; Mr Henry Lambert, former chairman, Sun Alliance and London Insurance, 71; Mr Thomas Malcomson, former ambassador to Panama, 59; Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, physicist, 63; Sir John Margetson, former diplomat, 69; Mr Norman Mischler, former chairman, Hoechst UK, 76; Mr Steve Ovett, athlete, 41; Sir Norman Payne, former chairman, BAA plc, 75; Mr Andy Platt, Rugby League player, 33; Sir Stephen Sedley, High Court judge, 57; Miss Irmgard Seefried, soprano, 77; Lord Shaw of Northstead, former MP, 76; Mr Donald Sinden, actor, 73; Mr Bill Tidy, cartoonist, 63.