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Sadness for The Queen as her cousin, Lady Mary Colman, dies aged 88

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The Queen’s first cousin, Lady Mary Colman, has died at her Norfolk home at the age of 88.

Lady Mary, who was also a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra, died on Saturday, January 2.

Born in January 1932 to Captain Michael Bowes Lyon and Elizabeth Margaret Cator, Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon was born and grew up in Bedfordshire.

In 1951, at the age of 19, she married Sir Timothy Colman – a British businessman best known as being part of the Colman Mustard family.

Lady Mary and Sir Timothy were frequent guests at Sandringham and Balmoral over the years due to their close relationship with The Royal Family.

Paying tribute, Lady Mary’s family said she was “loved by all who met her”.

Lady Mary is survived by her husband Sir Timothy, three daughters, Sarah, Sabrina and Emma and two sons, James and Matthew.

She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.