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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Diana Younger 1932-2019

_. Diana Younger [nee Douglas-Hamilton], who died 21 November, 2019, aged 87, was a scion of the Dukes of Hamilton & Brandon, and a second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born in 1932, daughter of Wing Commander Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, OBE, DFC, MP [1909-64], by his first wife the former Clodagh Pamela Bowes-Lyon [1908-2003], scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

Her paternal grandfather was the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon [1862-1940], and her great-grandfather (on her mother’s side) was the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne [1824-1904], who was the paternal grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She married in 1955 [divorced 1973] Gavin William Younger [1926-2003], kinsman of the Younger baronets, son of Lieut-Col Henry Johnston Younger [1899-1940], by whom she had issue, four sons and a daughter. 

The funeral takes place at the Borders Crematorium, 6 December, 2019.

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