Antiques Roadshow star announces death of husband after 21 years of marriage | The Sun
ANTIQUES Roadshow expert Bunny Campione has sadly announced the death of her husband Major Iain Grahame.
Roadshow favourite Bunny and Iain were married for 21 years before he passed away this weekend. He was 91 years old.
The 77-year-old BBC star married Iain back in 2002. They accidentally met years earlier, having driven into each other going around the corner of a country lane.
Bunny enjoyed 21 years of marriage with Iain, who had earned the rank of Major in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps following his education at Eton College.
She was Iain’s third wife, as he’d previously married Susan d’Esterre Curteis, daughter of Captain Sir Gerald Curteis, on 12 November 1960, and Diana Mansfield, daughter of Captain Edward Gerard Napier Mansfield and Joan Worship Byron, on 29 August 1972.
Bunny has been a regular face on Antiques Roadshow since 1987. However, it’s not currently clear if she will remain on the show or take a break from it following the news of Iain’s death.
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Last year on the show, Bunny experienced a huge milestone in her career. She was presented with a unique doll that was one of the most impressive antiques she’d ever seen
“I must admit that this is the most interesting and unusual doll that I’ve seen in my 36 years of the roadshow,” Bunny said while admiring the doll figurine.
The doll, which was owned by two sisters, turned out to be a very special artifact.
“I believe it’s a funeral effigy of a three-year-old son that died of the Duke of Buckingham,” the antiques expert explained to them.
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She added: “He was the first Marquess of Normanby and he died in 1715.
“So, in those days, the monarchy and aristocracy would make wooden and wax effigies to put on the funeral cask going to the funeral.”
Bunny revealed that once authenticated, the effigy would be worth £10,000 or £20,000.
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