The engagement was announced 12 Oct, 2019, between Charles David Bowes-Lyon [born 1989], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne, son of David James Bowes-Lyon [born 21 July, 1947], of Heriot, Midlothian, by his wife the former Elizabeth Harriet Colville, CVO [born 3 December, 1952], scion of the Viscounts Colville of Culross, & Dr Eleanor L. Harland, daughter of Mr and Mrs David Harland, of Dundrum, Dublin.
Charles Bowes-Lyon is descended from the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Charles's mother, Mrs David Bowes-Lyon has been a Lady-in-waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1990. She is a goddaughter of HM The Queen, and daughter of the late Sir John [Jock] Colville [1915-87], Private Secretary to the then Princess Elizabeth 1947-49, and later private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill.
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