Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne
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Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Peeress
Female
Born Sep 11, 1862
Hometown London
Died Jun 23, 1938
Death Place London
Other Names Cavendish-Bentinc...

Cecilia Nina Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, née Cavendish-Bentinck, GCVO, DStJ was the mother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, and then Queen Mother) and maternal grandmother and godmother of Elizabeth II. Some sources cite her birth name as Nina Cecilie.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

CHILDHOOD

1862 Birth Born on September 11, 1862.

TEENAGE

1881 18 Years Old On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis at Petersham, Surrey, and they had ten children.

FORTIES

1904 41 Years Old Claude inherited his father's title of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904, whereupon Cecilia became Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. … Read More

FIFTIES

1921 58 Years Old During World War I, Glamis Castle served as a convalescent hospital for the wounded, in which she took an active part until she developed cancer and was forced into invalidity. In October 1921 she underwent a hysterectomy, and by May 1922 she had recovered sufficiently to celebrate the engagement of her youngest daughter, Elizabeth, to the King's son, Prince Albert, Duke of York, later George VI, the following January. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1938 75 Years Old 1 More Event
She suffered a heart attack in April 1938 during the wedding of her granddaughter, Anne Bowes-Lyon, to Thomas, Viscount Anson. … Read More