Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Born Mar 14, 1855

Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO, TD, was a landowner and the maternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. From 1937 he was known as "14th and 1st Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne", because he was the 14th Earl in the peerage of Scotland but the 1st Earl in the peerage of the United Kingdom.… Read More

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1855 Birth Born on March 14, 1855.


1876 21 Years Old After being educated at Eton College he received a commission in the 2nd Life Guards in 1876, and served for six years until the year after his marriage. … Read More
1881 26 Years Old He married Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck on 16 July 1881 in Petersham, Surrey. … Read More


1904 49 Years Old Upon succeeding his father to the Earldom on 16 February 1904, he inherited large estates in Scotland and England, including Glamis Castle, St Paul's Walden Bury, and Woolmers Park, near Hertford. … Read More


1923 68 Years Old Despite the Earl's reservations about royalty, in 1923 his youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married George V's second son, Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lord Strathmore was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order to mark the marriage. … Read More
1936 81 Years Old In 1936 his son-in-law's brother, Edward VIII, abdicated and his son-in-law became King.
1937 82 Years Old As the queen consort's father, he was created a Knight of the Garter and Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in the Coronation Honours of 1937. … Read More
1944 90 Years Old Later in life he became extremely deaf. Lord Strathmore died of bronchitis on 7 November 1944, aged 89, at Glamis Castle. (Lady Strathmore had died in 1938.) He was succeeded by his son, Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis.