Maurice Burke Roche
|Born||Maurice Burke Roche|
11 October 1967
|Title||The Lord Fermoy|
|Spouse(s)||Tessa Fiona Kayll|
|Parents||Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy|
Lavinia Frances Elizabeth Pitman
Roche is the eldest son of Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy and his wife, Lavinia Pitman.
He was educated at Eton College, and served in the Blues and Royals. His postings included that of a Troop Leader at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in Knightsbridge, London, carrying out Queen's Life Guard and State Ceremonial duties, including State visits, the opening of Parliament by the Queen, the Lord Mayor's Show, the Garter Service at Windsor and the Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade. He served for seven years, retiring at the rank of Captain.
Lord Fermoy is a first cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and attended her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981. He was Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother between 1982 and 1984. In 2011 Lord and Lady Fermoy attended the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. He inherited the title of Baron Fermoy when his father died in 1984.
Lord Fermoy has developed a number of business interests since leaving the army. He is founder director of Oxford Street Connections, a mobile communications broker. He is co-partner of UK China Elite International, which brings together known and trusted individuals and businesses from China and the United Kingdom.
Marriage and children
On 26 March 1998, he married Tessa Fiona Kayll, daughter of Major David Pelham Kayll and his wife, Sheila Morrison.
They have two daughters:
- Arabella Elizabeth Burke Roche, born 18 March 1999
- Eliza Lavinia Burke Roche, born 9 November 2000
As Lord Fermoy has no sons, his heir presumptive is his younger brother, Edmund Hugh Burke Roche.
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Baron Fermoy