Queen Elizabeth II: Close confidante Lady Mary dies just a few days after her

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
 Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. © picture alliance

On September 19th took place the great state funeral from Queen Elizabeth II. instead of. The monarch had died eleven days earlier at the age of 96. As it turns out, there was another bereavement the night before her funeral: one of her confidants also died.

The Queen's Maid of Honor is dead

 Lady Mary Russell was one of the Queen's six maids of honor.
Lady Mary Russell was one of the Queen's six maids of honor. © picture alliance / Heritage-Images; Shutterstock

Lady Mary Russell was one of six women who the coronation of the Queen on June 2, 1953 in Westminster Abbey had worn her train, which was almost 6.5 meters long. According to an obituary in the Times, the 88-year-old died 'peacefully at home' on September 18 surrounded by her family.

Lady Mary is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Haddington and leaves behind twelve grandchildren in addition to her husband David and five children.

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 The British royal family is reminiscent of the Queen

So Lady Mary became a court maid at the age of 19

Lady Mary's father was a Scottish childhood friend of Queen Mum († 101) and was once at the coronation of George VI. been there in 1937. He had carried the scepter of the dove - one of two scepters presented to the new king.

'Out of all the girls our age in the country, we six girls were chosen to wear the Queen's train and that meant a lot,' the deceased gushed in a previous interview with The Times during the anointing... It was an incredible moment but all I could think about was how heavy this embroidery feels.” (dga)

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