Around 1,000 people attended a memorial service yesterday for the late Lord Lichfield.
Family, friends and people from around Stafford-shire packed into Lichfield Cathedral to pay their final respects to the royal photographer, who was the Queen's cousin.
He died suddenly in November at the age of 66 after suffering a stroke.
The invitation-only service was conducted by the Dean of Lichfield, the Very Rev Adrian Dorber, and included readings from Lord Lichfield's three children, Tom, Rose and Eloise.
Also attending the memorial was his ex-wife Leonora Countess of Lichfield.
The service paid tribute to his "energetic and dashing" Lord Lichfield.
Opening the service, Mr Dorber, paid tribute to the former Grenadier Guardsman: "His colourful character, natural talent and capacity for sheer hard work combined to make him one of the most respected and appreciated photographers of our time.
"Yet also renowned as a gentleman of unfailing courtesy and consideration, whose wit and ability as a raconteur would charm and amuse people from all walks of life."
Lifelong friend Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank shared stories of his friendship with the congregation.
Lord Lichfield's son, Tom, who has now taken the title the Earl of Lichfield, read an extract from the Old Testament, the same piece his father read in the cathedral at a service to mark the Queen Mother's 100th birthday.
His daughter, Rose, read a poem called The Garden by Vita Sackville-West while her sister Eloise, read Robert Louis Steven-son's poem, Success.