AS Malcolm Turnbull steps into the role of Australia’s 29th Prime Minister meet the woman who has been by his side for 35 years, his wife Lucy Turnbull.
Together the pair are a formidable force, Lucy a powerful figure in her own right. She was only 19 when she met Malcolm, then aged 23, while working for her father in his legal chambers. The pair quickly fell in love and were married in 1980.
Lucy, a lawyer, businesswoman, writer and philanthropist has served in city planning roles, as a company director, and as a board member of various non-profit organisations.
She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 for her service to the community, including fundraising for medical, social welfare and educational causes.
Lucy and Malcolm have two children together, Alex and Daisy. Daisy, a history teacher, is married to James Brown who served as an officer in the Australian Army before becoming a Military Fellow at the Lowy Institute, researching military issues and defence policy.
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