Margaret Rhodes, British writer, Died at 91


Margaret Rhodes LVO (née Elphinstone) was born on June 9, 1925, in Westminster, London and died on November 25, 2016.

She was a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Rhodes served as Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, from 1991 to 2002.

Born Margaret Elphinstone, Rhodes was the youngest daughter of the 16th Lord Elphinstone and his wife Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, a sister of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Less than a year older than the future queen, she was a frequent playmate of the young Princess Elizabeth.

In the Second World War, Margaret lived at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and took a secretarial course.

She worked as a secretary for MI6, in world war II.

Margaret was a bridesmaid to Princess Elizabeth, on November 20, 1947,

On July 31, 1950, Margaret married the writer Denys Gravenor Rhodes (1919–1981), with Princess Margaret as one of the bridesmaids.

Together they had four children and one grandson.

Margaret Rhodes passed away at 91 years old.