Lady Elizabeth Cavendish

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Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish CVO (born 24 April 1926) was a childhood friend of Queen Elizabeth II and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret from the late-1940s until the latter's death in 2002 .

Lady Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (later 10th Duke of Devonshire) and his wife, Mary née Gascoyne-Cecil. She was born three days after Princess Elizabeth of York was born in 1926.

It is believed she introduced Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1951 and although she herself never married, Elizabeth Cavendish did form a close relationship with the writer and future Poet Laureate, John Betjeman that same year and was called by Betjeman's daughter, Candida, her father's "beloved other wife".

When Betjeman died in Cornwall on 19 May 1984, Lady Elizabeth was at his side.

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