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Very sad news for the Queen following death in royal family

Lady Mary Colman passed away at the age of 88


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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
January 4, 2021
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Tributes have been paid to Lady Mary Colman, who has passed away at the age of 88, at her home in Norfolk. Lady Mary was a first cousin to the Queen as the daughter of Captain Michael Bowes-Lyon and Elizabeth Margaret Cator. Captain Bowes-Lyon was one of the Queen Mother's four brothers.

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Lady Mary was born and raised in Bedfordshire. At the age of 19, she married Sir Timothy Colman, a member of the Colman mustard family. Together, the couple were frequent guests at both Balmoral and Sandringham, and enjoyed a close relationship with the royal family.

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Sir Mary and Sir Timothy welcomed five children together; sons James and Matthew and daughters, Sabrina, Emma and Sarah, who is currently the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

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The sad news comes after the Queen shared an emotional message with the nation on social media to mark New Year's Eve.

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Lady Mary Colman pictured with Prince Charles

Her Majesty posted a series of photos from the past year, including one of her and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary by reading a card from their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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Captioning the photos, the 94-year-old wrote: "We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again” - Her Majesty The Queen. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year."

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The Queen shared a heartfelt message to mark the start of 2021

Similarly, in her Christmas Day address, the monarch reflected on the past year and spoke of her pride in the nation, saying: "In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular I say thank you for the part you have played."

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