Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
|The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne|
|Born||7 June 1957|
|Residence||Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland|
University of Aberdeen
|Title||18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne|
|Predecessor||17th 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, Lord Glamis(b. 1986)
The Hon. John Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 1988)
The Hon. George Norman Bowes-Lyon (b. 1991)
The Hon. Toby Peter Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 2005)
|Parent(s)||Fergus Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Mary Pamela McCorquodale
|Relatives||Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (great aunt)
Queen Elizabeth II (first cousin, once removed)
Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne DL (born 7 June 1957), styled Lord Glamis between 1972 and 1987, is a British politician and soldier, and a first cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.
Family and background
Lord Strathmore is the only son of Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife Mary Pamela, née McCorquodale. He is 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
Lord Strathmore has been 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 finally divorced in 2005. They have the following children:
- Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis (b. 18 June 1986) (heir)
- The Hon. John Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 1988)
- The Hon. George Norman Bowes-Lyon (b. 1991)
On 24 November 2005 at Glamis Castle he married Dr. Damaris E. Stuart-William, a clinical psychologist. They were separated in 2007 and were finally divorced in 2008. They have the following child:
- The Hon. Toby Peter Fergus Bowes-Lyon (b. 2005) (born in March; legitimised upon the marriage of his parents)
On 4 August 2012 he married Karen Baxter.
- http://www.thepeerage.com/p231.htm The Peerage
- Kane, Patricia (11 August 2012). "Twice divorced Queen's cousin with 'taste for drinking and prostitutes' weds shop manager". UK: The Daily Mail.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
The Lord Strathclyde
The Baroness Denton of Wakefield
The Viscount Davidson
|Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
The Earl of Arran
|Page of Honour to The Queen Mother
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Simon Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis