||Cecilia (Cavendish-Bentinck) Bowes-Lyon was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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Maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne
She was born in Belgravia, Westminster, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (grandson of British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland) and his wife, Louisa (née Burnaby).
On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis, at Petersham, Surrey, and they had ten children. Claude inherited his father's title of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904, whereupon Cecilia became Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
The Strathmore estates included two grand houses and their surroundings: Glamis Castle and St Paul's Walden Bury. Cecilia was a gregarious and accomplished hostess who played the piano exceptionally well. 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 January 1923, her youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married the King's son, Prince Albert, Duke of York, later George VI, the following January.
Buried - Glamis, Angus, Scotland.
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