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

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The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
Born (1957-06-07)June 7, 1957
Died February 27, 2016(2016-02-27) (aged 58)
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
Successor 19th 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, 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
John Bowes-Lyon
George Bowes-Lyon
Toby Bowes-Lyon
Parent(s) Fergus Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Mary Pamela McCorquodale
Relatives Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (great aunt)
Elizabeth II (first cousin, once removed)

Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 18th and 5th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, DL (7 June 1957 – 27 February 2016), styled Lord Glamis between 1972 and 1987, was a British politician and soldier, and a first cousin, once removed, of Elizabeth II.

Family and background[edit]

Lord Strathmore was the only son of Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife Mary Pamela, née McCorquodale.[1] He was 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 College, 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 was 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 divorced in 2005. They had three children:

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

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

On 4 August 2012 he married Karen Baxter who survives him.[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)

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 the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Bowes-Lyon
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1987–2016
Succeeded by
Simon Bowes-Lyon
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Michael Bowes-Lyon
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1987–2016
Succeeded by
Simon Bowes-Lyon