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.
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Deceased
23 June 1938
home town
London
Death Place
London

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1938
    Age 75
    She suffered a heart attack in April 1938 during the wedding of her granddaughter, Anne Bowes-Lyon, to Thomas, Viscount Anson.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1881
    Age 18
    On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis at Petersham, Surrey, and they had ten children.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1862
    Born
    Born on September 11, 1862.
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