The Queen mourns sad death of Close Family Friend



 The Queen is mourning the loss of a close family friend, it has been reported.

Sir Timothy Colman, who was a British businessman and a Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, has passed away at the age of 91.

According to The Daily Mail's Richard Eden, Sir Timothy was a frequent guest at Sandringham with his late wife, Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), who was a first cousin of the Queen.

Lady Mary, who passed away in January at the age of 88, was the daughter of Michael Bowes-Lyon – the Queen Mother's brother. She married Sir Colman, a member of the Colman mustard family, on 10 November 1951 in London and together they had five children. The couple resided at their family home, Bixley Manor, in Norfolk.

In 1970, Lady Mary was appointed an extra Lady-in-waiting to another of the Queen's first cousins, Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy.

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