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Queen is in mourning after her best friend and beloved cousin dies

Mrs Rhodes, pictured in 2014, was the youngest daughter of the 16th Lord Elphinstone and his wife Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, and a first cousin of the Queen

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Wartime spy, big game hunter and for 80 years the Queen's best friend

Margaret Rhodes represented the polar opposite of a modern world where television and social media bestow celebrity on the trashy, the flashy and the undeserving.

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Queen is in mourning after her best friend and beloved cousin dies

She shared stories from behind the palace doors in an appearance on This Morning in 2011

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Queen is in mourning after her best friend and beloved cousin dies

The Queen and her first cousin enjoy lunch at Glen Beg, Her Majesty's log cabin on the Bal...

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Wartime spy, big game hunter and for 80 years the Queen's best friend

Margaret Rhodes represented the polar opposite of a modern world where television and social media bestow celebrity on the trashy, the flashy and the undeserving.

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Claud Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne by Unknown . He was the paternal grandfather of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Consort of George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 - 2002). Wife of George VI. Queen from 1936 - 1952. Mother of Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. Adolf Hitler called the most dangerous woman in Europe because of her ability to boost British morale. She was always extremely popular, even when the rest of the royal family were disliked by the public. She died aged 101 in 2002.

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