Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland
Ralph George Algernon Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland DL
Deputy Lieutenant
In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is one of several deputies to the Lord Lieutenant of a lieutenancy area; an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish lieutenancy area, or Northern Irish county borough or county....

 (born 16 November 1956) is a British peer. He is the son of Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland
Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland
Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland KG, GCVO, KStJ, PC, TD, FRS was the son of Alan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland and Lady Helen Gordon-Lennox.-Career:...

 and Lady Elizabeth Montagu Douglas Scott.

In 1979, he married Isobel Jane Richard, and with her has had four children:
  • Lady Catherine Sarah Percy (b. 23 June 1982) (married 26 February 2011) Patrick Valentine
  • George Dominic Percy, Earl Percy (b. 4 May 1984) (his father's heir apparent; upon his father's death he'll succeed him as the 13th Duke.)
  • Lady Melissa Jane Percy (b. 20 May 1987)
  • Lord Max Ralph Percy (b. 26 May 1990)

He ranked at number 248 in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011
Sunday Times Rich List 2011
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, with an estimated wealth of £315 million.

His wife redeveloped The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England. The gardens have a long history under the Dukes of Northumberland, but fell into disrepair; they have only been revived over the past ten years, and now feature many...

, a large ornamental garden at the family seat, Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland. It is the residence of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building.-History:Alnwick...

, partly funded by the National Lottery
National Lottery (United Kingdom)
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 and other charitable bodies. On 12 May 2009 she was appointed the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland
Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland
This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland. Since 1802, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Northumberland.*Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland*Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland ?–1489...

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