Mistress of The Robes - Mistress of The Robes To Queen Mary, 1910-1953

Mistress of The Robes To Queen Mary, 1910-1953

  • 1910-1916: Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
  • 1916-1921: Eileen Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland
  • 1921-1953: Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (Dowager Duchess of Devonshire from 1938)

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