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One of Queen Elizabeth’s longtime confidants has passed away

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Queen Elizabeth’s longtime confidant, Ann Fortune FitzRoy, Duchess of Grafton, has passed away. FitzRoy, who was once the Mistress of the Cloak, has died at the age of 101, according to Royal Central. FitzRoy joined the Royal Family in 1953, which is the following year Elizabeth succeeds to the throne.

The role of FitzRoy as the Mistress of the Cloak which means she is the high-ranking lady in the Royal Family. She was named the Mistress of the Elizabethan Cloak in 1967 and held the position until her death. The role involved organizing the Queen’s concubines, arranging the king’s clothes and jewelry, and attending many events with her. This position was formerly known as the First Lady of Bedchamber. Royal Central note that, in modern times, the position is usually taken by a duchess. Prior to FitzRoy, the position was held by Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.

FitzRoy, born Ann Fortune Smith, married Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy in 1946. At that time, Hugh was known as Earl Euston. He eventually succeeded as the 11th Duke of Grafton in 1970 and his wife was later called the Duchess of Grafton. FitzRoy welcomed five children with her husband – James FitzRoy, Earl of Euston, Lady Henrietta FitzRoy, Lady Virginia FitzRoy, Sir Charles FitzRoy and Lady Rose FitzRoy. When the Duke of Grafton died in 2011, he was succeeded by Henry FitzRoy, his grandson and son of his eldest son, James, who died in 2009.

As royal watchers know, this isn’t the only major loss Elizabeth has suffered this year. In April, her husband, Prince Philip, died at the age of 99. He was the longest serving British consul in history at the time of his death. Months after his death, the Queen spoke about her husband while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament in October. She shared how much she shared she and Philip love Scotland, told the crowd, “I have spoken in the past of my deep and unwavering affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories that Prince Philip and I hold dear throughout the years. here. It is often said that it is the people who have made one and there is rarely a place where this is more real than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times.”

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