Cecilia Kinghorne

Peeress Cecilia Kinghorne

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.
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne's personal information overview.
23 June 1938
home town
Death Place

Photo Albums

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


News about Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne from around the web
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  • 1938
    Age 75
    She suffered a heart attack in April 1938 during the wedding of her granddaughter, Anne Bowes-Lyon, to Thomas, Viscount Anson.
    More Details
  • 1921
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details
  • 1904
    Age 41
    Claude inherited his father's title of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904, whereupon Cecilia became Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
    More Details
  • 1881
    Age 18
    On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis at Petersham, Surrey, and they had ten children.
  • 1862
    Born on September 11, 1862.
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining or making a decision about a person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing (tenant screening), or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. Spokeo gathers information from public sources, which may not be complete, comprehensive, accurate, or up-to-date, so do not use this service as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person's criminal history. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered.