Queen’s heartbreak as closest friend Sir Timothy Colman dies aged 91

THE QUEEN is mourning one of her closest friends Sir Timothy Colman – who has died at the age of 91.

Sir Timothy, the husband of the Queen’s first cousin Lady Mary Colman, was a frequent guest at Sandringham and close friend of Her Majesty.

Sir Timothy Colman has died at the age of 91

Max MumbyLady Mary Colman, a first cousin of the Queen, died in January – and now her husband has also passed away[/caption]

He passed away on September 9 surrounded by his family, at his home at Bixley Manor, near Norwich.

His death comes after Lady Mary passed away at her home in Norfolk on January 2 at the age of 88.

At the time, an obituary read: “Lady Mary Cecilia died peacefully at home on Saturday 2 January 2021, aged 88.

“Most dearly loved wife of Sir Timothy Colman KG, adored mother of Sarah, Sabrina, Emma, James and Matthew, grandmother of ten, great-grandmother of sixteen.

“Private family funeral and a Service of Thanksgiving for Mary’s life to be held at a later date.”

Lady Mary married British businessman Sir Timothy Colman in 1951 at just 19-years-old.

And The Queen, Queen Mother and Princess Margaret all attended her wedding at St Bartholomew-the-Great at Smithfields in London.

Lady Mary and Sir Timothy, of the Colman Mustard family, had five children – sons James and Matthew and daughters, Sabrina, Emma and Sarah.

She was a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra, was born in 1932 to Captain Michael Bowes Lyon and Elizabeth Margaret Cator.

Captain Bowes-Lyon was one of the Queen Mother’s four brothers making her first cousin of the Queen.

The deaths of Sir and Lady Colman follow a particularly mournful year for Her Majesty after she lost her beloved husband Prince Philip in April.

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