Princess George Valdemar of Denmark
|Born||Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon|
4 December 1917
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||26 September 1980 (aged 62)|
Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson
(m. 1938; div. 1948)
|Issue||Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield|
Lady Elizabeth Shakerley
Princess Anne of Denmark (formerly Anne Anson, Viscountess Anson, née Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon; 4 December 1917 – 26 September 1980) was a first cousin of Elizabeth II and the mother of royal photographer Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield and Lady Elizabeth Shakerley. She became a Princess of Denmark through her second marriage.
Anne Bowes-Lyon was born in Washington, D.C., in 1917. Her father was the Hon. John Herbert Bowes-Lyon and her mother was the Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, daughter of Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 21st Baron Clinton. Anne had three younger sisters, two of whom were Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon, who were institutionalized from 1941 for severe intellectual disability.
Anne's paternal grandfather was Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, father of her aunt Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who was born Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Anne married Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas William Arnold Anson (1913–1958) on 28 April 1938. As her husband held the courtesy title of Viscount Anson, Anne was styled Viscountess Anson upon their marriage. They were divorced in 1948. They had two children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren:
On 16 September 1950, at Glamis Castle she subsequently married Prince George Valdemar of Denmark, upon which she became Her Highness Princess Anne of Denmark.
Anne died in 1980, aged 62, in London, of a heart attack.
|Ancestors of Princess Anne of Denmark|