Katherine Bowes-Lyon

 

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: niece of the late Queen Mother Elizabeth I and the "hidden-away" cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of England who was severely mentally handicapped and had lived in an institution most of her life when she and her sister Nerissa (who had a similar learning disability and life history but died in 1986) were the subject of a Channel 4 documentary emotively entitled The Queen's Hidden Cousins, which "hurt" the monarch as the programme suggested that the Royal family had behaved uncaringly towards the daughters of the late John and Fenella Bowes-Lyon, both of whom were the older brother and sister-in-law of the Queen Mother.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: July 4, 1926

 

Died: February 23, 2014

 

Location: Surrey, England