Marcia Matilda Falkender, Baroness Falkender, CBE (née Field, formerly Williams; 10 March 1932 – 6 February 2019) was a British Labour politician, known first as the private secretary for, and then the political secretary and head of political office to, Harold Wilson.
Background and early career
Born Marcia Field, there is an unconfirmed rumour that her mother was an illegitimate daughter of King Edward VII. Lady Falkender was educated at the independent selective Northampton High School and read for a BA in History at Queen Mary College, University of London. After graduating she became secretary to the General Secretary of the Labour Party in 1955.
In the service of Harold Wilson
In 1956, Marcia Williams, as she was then known, became private secretary to Harold Wilson, Member of Parliament…Read more on Wikipedia