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Sir David Bowes-Lyon KCVO (2 May 190213 September 1961) was the sixth son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck. His sister Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married Prince Albert, the second son of King George V, in 1923 and became Queen Consort on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936.

On 6 February 1929, he married Rachel Pauline Clay (d. 21 January 1996) and they had two children:

During World War II, David was a member of the secret propaganda department Political Warfare Executive. He was Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire from 1952 until his death.

He died at his sister's home, Birkhallmarker, on the Balmoralmarker estate, of a heart attack after suffering from hemiplegia. The Queen Mother discovered him dead in bed. The funeral was held at Ballatermarker, and he was buried at St Paul's Walden Burymarker.



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