Mistress of The Robes - Mistress of The Robes To Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

Mistress of The Robes To Queen Elizabeth II, 1953-present

  • 1953-1967: Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (Dowager Duchess of Devonshire from 1950)
  • 1967-present: Fortune FitzRoy, Duchess of Grafton (Dowager Duchess of Grafton from 2011)

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