High Steward of Westminster Abbey

For other uses, see High Steward (disambiguation).

The High Steward of Westminster Abbey is an honorary role at Westminster Abbey, London. He is appointed by the Dean and Chapter, and holds the office for life. Past holders have included Robert Cecil (16th century ) and Douglas Hurd (fl. 2004 ).

The present holder is Lord Luce, who will be replaced by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry when he retires in October 2016.[1]

The official costume is an orange cape and white ruff.

The deputy High Steward is an ex officio role of the Lord Mayor of Westminster.

List of holders


  1. http://www.westminster-abbey.org/press/news/2016/june/duke-of-buccleuch-appointed-as-high-steward-of-westminster-abbey
  2. The Times (36047). London. 24 January 1900. p. 9. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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