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Madeleine Gurdon

Madeleine Astrid Gurdon, Baroness Lloyd-Webber, is a former equestrian sportswoman, and the third and current wife of musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The daughter of a British Army Brigadier, Lady Lloyd-Webber was an extremely accomplished three day event equestrian competitor who started a country wear clothing company to supplement her riding career, it was called The Done Thing after her favorite dun horse.[1] Madeleine Gurdon met Lloyd Webber through his Watership Down neighbours, who loved horses.[2]

After his divorce from Sarah Brightman, to avoid publicity the couple announced they would marry at Lloyd Webber's Hampshire home on 9 February 1991. They also issued a letter which stated that after some thought about the war in the Persian Gulf, the couple came to this conclusion: "We feel we should not give in to the forces that have caused this situation and that we should continue with the party."[3] However, the couple actually married a week earlier in private in Westminster, London, before a ceremony on the 9 February in Suffolk.[4]



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