John was the brother of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother, so the two daughters were first cousins of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, sharing one pair of grandparents, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
Why did Queen Elizabeth’s mother not become queen?
Why didn’t the Queen Mother became queen? … She became Queen Elizabeth after her husband Prince Albert’s brother King Edward VIII abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936. The wife of a king is known as a Queen consort, and takes the title of Queen — although she doesn’t rule as the monarch.
Are the Bowes Lyons Scottish?
A commoner, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was born into Scottish aristocracy, the ninth of ten children in a close-knit family that divided their days between Glamis Castle, north of Dundee, and St. Paul’s Walden Bury, 30 miles from London.
Was Elizabeth Bowes Lyon a commoner?
Born on August 4, 1900, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon began life as a commoner. She was the ninth of 10 children born to Claude Bowes-Lyon and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, a vicar’s daughter and a descendant of the Dukes of Portland. Four years after her birth, her parents became Lord and Lady Strathmore.
When King George died Why didn’t his wife become queen?
When King George V died in 1936, Edward VIII took the throne—then renounced it less than a year later so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American socialite, against the advice of the British government and the Church of England.
Was Princess Diana a lady?
She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Diana, Princess of Wales.
|Born||Diana Frances Spencer1 July 1961 Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England|
|Died||31 August 1997 (aged 36) Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France|