Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

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Her Grace
The Duchess of Abercorn
Lady Katherine Crichton.jpg
Personal details
Born Mary Kathleen Crichton
(1905-07-08)8 July 1905
Died 2 February 1990(1990-02-02) (aged 84)
Spouse(s) James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn
Children Lady Moyra Campbell
James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn
Lord Claud Hamilton
Parents Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton
Lady Mary Grosvenor

Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, DCVO (8 July 1905 – 2 February 1990) was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1964 to her death in 1990. She was invested as a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1969.[1]

The Duchess was the elder of the two surviving children born to Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton, son of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne, and Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor, daughter of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster. She was married in St Martin-in-the-Fields, on 9 February 1928 to James Hamilton (at that time Marquess of Hamilton), who succeeded his father as 4th Duke of Abercorn in 1953.


  1. ^ Profile of Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, royalfanzine.blogspot.co.uk; accessed 24 February 2016.
Court offices
Preceded by
The Duchess of Northumberland
Mistress of the Robes to
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1964 – 1990
Succeeded by