Simon Bowes-Lyon

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Sir Simon Alexander Bowes-Lyon KCVO (born 17 June 1932) is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and was Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire from 1986 to 2007. He was created a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2005.[1]

He was born in 1932, the son of Sir David Bowes-Lyon, who also served as Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. On 11 April 1966, he married Caroline Mary Victoria Pike (b. 27 September 1940) and they have four children; Rosemary (b. 1968), Fergus (b. 1970), David (b. 1973), and Andrew (b. 1979).[2]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Edward, Baron Dimsdale
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire
Succeeded by
Peter Compton Hamilton-Spencer-Smith
Preceded by
Sir George Burns
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Succeeded by
The Countess of Verulam

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sir Simon Bowes Lyon, KCVO". Debrett's. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sir Simon Alexander Bowes-Lyon". Retrieved 14 November 2012.