Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon

Daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938)

Born: 4. Aug 1900; the birth place is disputed: her father registered the family’s country house at Hitchin, Hertfordshire but the birth place probably was London – either at her father’s house at St. James’s Square or her maternal grandmother’s place in Belgrave Mansions.

Christened: All Saints Church, St. Paul’s Walden Bury near Hitchin, Hertfordshire 23. Sep 1900

Godparents: Lady Maud Bowes-Lyon (paternal aunt); Venetia Cavendish-Bentinck, Mrs. Arthur James (mother’s second cousin)

Married: Westminster Abbey, London 26. Apr 1923 Prince George, Duke of York, later George VI. King of the United Kingdom (1895-1952), son of George V. King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) and Mary, Princess of Teck (1867-1953)


Died: Royal Lodge, Windsor 30. Mar 2002 after suffering from a cold for four month

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

 Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; GHdA, Fürsten II, Vol XVII 2004; Marita A. Panzer “Englands Königinnen“ Verlag Friedrich Pustet, Regensburg 2001; for godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page