Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
Born (1957-06-07) 7 June 1957 (age 57)
Residence Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland
Nationality British
Education Sunningdale School
Eton
University of Aberdeen
RMA Sandhurst
Title 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Predecessor 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Spouse(s) Isobel Charlotte Weatherall (m. 1984–2005)
Dr. Damaris E. Stuart-William (m. 2005–08)
Karen Baxter (m. 2012)
Children Simon Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis(b. 1986)
The Hon. John Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 1988)
The Hon. George Norman Bowes-Lyon (b. 1991)
The Hon. Toby Peter Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 2005)
Parents Fergus Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Mary Pamela McCorquodale
Relatives Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (great aunt)
Queen Elizabeth II (first cousin, once removed)

Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne DL (born 7 June 1957), styled Lord Glamis between 1972 and 1987, is a British politician and soldier, and a first cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.

Family and background[edit]

Lord Strathmore is the only son of Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife Mary Pamela, née McCorquodale.[1] He is a great-nephew of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and a first cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.

He was educated at Sunningdale School, Eton, the University of Aberdeen, and RMA Sandhurst. He rose to the rank of Captain in the British Army (serving with the Scots Guards). He succeeded his father as 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1987.

Marriage and children[edit]

Lord Strathmore has been married three times.

In 1984 he married Isobel Charlotte Weatherall (b ca 1963), great-granddaughter of Henry Keswick and sister of businessman Percy Weatherall, Tai-Pans of Jardine Matheson. They were separated in 2003 and were finally divorced in 2005. They have the following children:

  • Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis (b. 18 June 1986) (heir)
  • The Hon. John Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 1988)
  • The Hon. George Norman Bowes-Lyon (b. 1991)

On 24 November 2005 at Glamis Castle he married Dr. Damaris E. Stuart-William, a clinical psychologist. They were separated in 2007 and were finally divorced in 2008. They have the following child:

  • The Hon. Toby Peter Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 2005) (born in March; legitimised upon the marriage of his parents)

On 4 August 2012 he married Karen Baxter.[2]

Arms[edit]

Arms of Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Coronet
A Coronet of an Earl
Crest
Between two Slips of Laurel a Demi Lady to the girdle habited and holding in her right hand a Thistle all proper
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Argent a Lion rampant Azure armed and langued Gules within a Double Tressure flory counterflory of the second (Lyon); 2nd and 3rd, Ermine three Bows strings palewise proper (Bowes); as a Royal Augmentation, granted to the holder of the Earldom only, an Inescutcheon en surtout Azure thereon a Rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper within a Double Tressure flory counterflory of the second, the said Inescutcheon ensigned with an Earl's Coronet proper
Supporters
On the dexter side an Unicorn Argent armed unguled maned and tufted Or, and on the sinister side a Lion per fess Or and Gules
Motto
In Te Domine Speravi (In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p231.htm The Peerage
  2. ^ Kane, Patricia (11 August 2012). "Twice divorced Queen's cousin with 'taste for drinking and prostitutes' weds shop manager". UK: The Daily Mail. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Strathclyde
Lord-in-Waiting
1989–1992
Succeeded by
The Baroness Denton of Wakefield
Preceded by
The Viscount Davidson
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1991–1994
Succeeded by
The Earl of Arran
Court offices
Preceded by
Simon Mulholland
Page of Honour to The Queen Mother
1971–1973
Succeeded by
George Clayton
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Michael Bowes-Lyon
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1987–present
Incumbent
Heir:
Simon Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis