Richard Meade, 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam

Richard Meade, 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam

Richard Charles Francis Christian Meade, 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam GCH (15 August 1795–7 October 1879) was a British ambassador.

The only son of the 2nd Earl of Clanwilliam (whose titles he inherited, aged ten), Lord Clanwilliam was educated Eton and afterwards joined the Diplomatic Service.

He attended Lord Castlereagh's suite at the Congress of Vienna in 1814 and was his private secretary from 1817–19 in the latter's capacity as Foreign Secretary. He became Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1822 and afterwards Envoy to Berlin from 1823–27. In 1828, he was created Baron Clanwilliam in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and married Lady Elizabeth Herbert (a daughter of the 11th Earl of Pembroke) on 5 July 1830. He died in 1879 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard.

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