The Llewellyn Baronetcy, of Baglan in the County of Glamorgan, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 20 January 1959 for Sir Godfrey Llewellyn, subsequently President of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations. His son, the second Baronet, served as Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan from 1987 to 1994.
There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Llewellyn, both in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extinct or dormant while one is extant. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Llewellyn baronets .
The son of pioneer photographer John Dillwyn Llewelyn, he was Mayor of Swansea in 1891 and Conservative Member of Parliament for Swansea from 1895 to 1900. The second Baronet briefly represented Radnorshire in the House of Commons as a Conservative and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Radnorshire. He assumed the additional surname of Venables.
- Early Life and Education
- Personal Life
- in Popular Culture
Llewellyn was born in Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, the younger son of Sir Harry Llewellyn, 3rd Bt. (d. 1999), an Olympic gold medallist in show jumping, and his wife, the Hon. Christine Saumarez (d. 1998). He was educated at Shrewsbury School and then received a National Certificate in Horticulture at Merrist Wood College. In 2009, he succeeded his...
Beginning in 1973, Llewellyn, then aged 25, began an affair with Princess Margaret, then 43. They had met in Scotland at the Café Royal in Edinburghin September 1973. Margaret's biographer Theo Aronson made this comment some years later, "He was well-mannered, well-spoken, and amusing; above all, he was very sweet-natured." In 1976, photographs of ...
Llewellyn has said, "I have always been fascinated by plants...They give me an enormous amount of solace." It was apparently his nanny, Rebecca Jenkins, who introduced him to gardening. When the family removed to Llanfair Grange, Llewellyn said, "we had huge lawns and wonderful views. It was pretty country...it had a big vegetable garden and fabulous trees." Throughout Llewellyn always regarded himself as part of that rich Welsh heritage beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Llewellyn runs his own...
Journalism and broadcasting
Llewellyn has written books, magazine articles, and newspaper columns on the subject of gardening. The magazines he has written for have included Heritage Homes in 2006, Country Life in 2005 and 2006, Country Illustrated in 2004 and 2006, Oxfordshire Limited Edition in 2006, The Lady in 2005, Eden Project Friends in 2004, and The Sunday Times in 2004. He wrote columns for the Daily Star from 1981 to 1985, and The Mail on Sundayfrom 1987 to 1999. He presented The Home Show in 1990 and The Gard...
Llewellyn released a pop music album of standardsin 1978, "Roddy", but found that the news media was interested only in his personal life. The album achieved little success.
Llewellyn is portrayed by Simon Woods in the 2005 film The Queen's Sister, and by Harry Treadaway in the Netflix series The Crown.Llewellyn, Roddy (1986). Beautiful Backyards.Llewellyn, Roddy. Elegance & Eccentricity. 1989.Llewellyn, Roddy. Gardening in your face!. 1990.Llewellyn, Roddy. Grow It Yourself. Gardening with a Physical Disability. 1993.
- Sir Harry Llewellyn, 3rd Bt. (father), The Hon. Christine Saumarez (mother)
- Tatiana Soskin (m. 1981)
- 5th Llewellyn Baronet
Sir David Richard Llewellyn, 1st Baronet (9 March 1879 – 15 December 1940) was a Welsh industrialist and financier. He was born in Aberdare, South Wales, the son of Alderman Rees Llewellyn, JP and educated at Llandovery College and Cardiff University.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Rhys Llewellyn, 2nd Baronet, CStJ (9 March 1910 – 25 April 1978) was a Welsh mining executive, soldier, author and dignitary. He was born in Aberdare , South Wales , the son of Sir David Llewellyn, 1st Baronet , a colliery owner, and his wife, Magdalene Anne, Lady Llewellyn ( née Harries).