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Elizabeth II in mourning: the Queen lost one of her cousins ​​to whom she was very close

The British royal family is in mourning, especially Queen Elizabeth II. According to information from the Daily Mail, the Queen of England has just lost a member of her family to whom she was close: Lady Elizabeth Shakerley. If her name means nothing to you, Lady Elizabeth Shakerley was both a close friend and cousin of the Queen of England, with whom she shared much more than just first name.

Also according to tabloid information, Lady Elizabeth Shakerley died at the age of 79. The one who belonged to the British monarchy breathed its last on the morning of Sunday, November 1. Lady Elizabeth Shakerley left for her home, surrounded by several members of her family at her bedside.

A great party organizer

Better known as Elizabeth Anson, she was the daughter of Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson and Anne Bowes-Lyon, who later became Princess Anne of Denmark, when she remarried. Born at Windsurf Castle in 1941, Lady Elizabeth Shakerley has worked alongside Queen Elizabeth II for a long time as a party planner since 1960. Throughout her life she has organized countless parties. and royal banquets. In addition, she had organized a reception held on the sidelines of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in London. An evening which took place shortly before the big day of the ceremony, in April 2011. She had also organized the wedding of Sting, the 70th birthday of Margaret Thatcher or the 80th birthday of her cousin, the Queen of England.

Lady Elizabeth Anson had found love in Sir Geoffrey Shakerley. The two lovebirds were married in July 1972, in Westminster Abbey. During the royal ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother were present, as was Princess Anne who was the maid of honor. The couple divorced in 2009. Lady Elizabeth Shakerley leaves behind a daughter and two grandchildren.

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