Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

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Kathleen Hamilton
Lady Katherine Crichton.jpg
Born (1905-07-08)8 July 1905
Died 2 February 1990(1990-02-02) (aged 84)
Spouse(s) James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn
Issue Lady Moyra Campbell
James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn
Lord Claud Hamilton
Parents Henry Crichton
Mary Cavendish 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]

Born Mary Kathleen Crichton, the daughter of Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton, she was married on 9 February 1928 to the Marquess of Hamilton (in St Martin-in-the-Fields), who succeeded his father as 4th Duke of Abercorn in 1953. In 1953 Kathleen Hamilton took the title of Duchess of Abercorn.


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

1964 – 1990
Succeeded by