He lives with his partner of more than three decades

Peter Scott-Morgan and Francis Scott-Morgan have been a couple, since 1979. They joined their surnames in 1991. One of their proudest moments was early on the morning of December 21st 2005 in the grand ballroom of the Versailles-inspired Oldway Mansion. In an hour-long ceremony followed by a reception afterwards, with thirty family members covering four generations and a hundred international friends, witnessed by the Mayor and his dignitaries, and (given the perceived historical significance) in front of TV, radio and the press, they became – along with a few other couples around the country in parallel ceremonies – the very first people in the history of England to be registered as Civil Partners. [See examples of BBC and press coverage.]

Previously, in 1993 they precipitated a change in US-Immigration policy when they set legal precedent by being formally accepted as an unmarried couple entitled to unlimited independent travel in and out of the USA despite being the same gender and only one of them being on Executive Transfer. Both were subsequently invited to become US citizens. They each now hold US as well as UK passports.

Wherever they have been based, they have always maintained a home in Devon, England, within a few miles of most of their large extended family – including Dr. Scott-Morgan’s parents who, despite being in their mid-90s, remain highly independent. During World War II his father designed key parts of the communication strategy for Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings, for which he was awarded the MBE.