Helen Percy, Duchess of Northumberland

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Her Grace
The Duchess of Northumberland
Born (1886-12-13)13 December 1886
Died 13 June 1965(1965-06-13) (aged 78)
Spouse(s) Alan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland
Issue Henry Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland, Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland, Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy, Lady Diana Evelyn Percy, Lord Richard Charles Percy, Lord Geoffrey William Percy
Parents Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond

Helen Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, GCVO (13 December 1886 – 13 June 1965), was born as Helen Magdalan Gordon-Lennox, the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara (later the 7th Duke of Richmond).

She was married on 18 October 1911 to Earl Percy, who succeeded his father as 8th Duke of Northumberland in 1918, whereupon she became known as the Duchess of Northumberland. The couple had six children:[1]

She was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, from 1937 to 1964 and was appointed a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1938.[2]


Court offices
Preceded by
Mistress of the Robes to
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Succeeded by
The Duchess of Abercorn