12 Facts About Rosalind Cubitt


Rosalind Cubitt was the wife of army officer Major Bruce Shand and the mother of Queen Camilla.

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Rosalind Cubitt's father was the son of Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe, and became 3rd Baron Ashcombe after his death.

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Rosalind Cubitt's family was the aristocratic and wealthy Cubitt family, which founded the Cubitt construction company.

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Rosalind Cubitt was a goddaughter of Dame Margaret Greville and inherited some of her fortune.

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Rosalind Cubitt was named by the press as the 1939 'Debutante of the Year'.

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Rosalind Cubitt had her debutante ball on 6 July 1939 at the Holland House in Kensington, London.

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Rosalind Cubitt met her future husband Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand, son of English journalist Philip Morton Shand and his first wife Edith Marguerite Harrington at the end of the Second World War.

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Rosalind Cubitt later retired from the British Army after winning two Military Crosses and being a German prisoner of war.

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Rosalind Cubitt volunteered at the Chailey Heritage Foundation, which helps young children with disabilities, in the 1960s and 1970s located at North Chailey, East Sussex.

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Rosalind Cubitt died at Lewes, East Sussex on 14 July 1994 aged 72, having long suffered from osteoporosis.

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Rosalind Cubitt was survived by her husband, her three children and five grandchildren.

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Rosalind Cubitt's youngest granddaughter Ayesha was born a year after her death.

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