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Queen’s close friend Sir Timothy Colman dies aged 91

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Queen’s close friend Sir Timothy Colman dies aged 91: Royal Navy hero and businessman from famed British mustard dynasty passes away at his Norfolk home surrounded by family

  • Sir Timothy Colman was a scion of the Colman’s mustard family from Norfolk
  • He was a frequent guest at Sandringham with his wife, Mary, Queen’s cousin 
  • Mary was elder daughter of Michael Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother’s brother 










The Queen is mourning one of her closest friends, Sir Timothy Colman, who has died aged 91. 

A scion of the Colman’s mustard family from Norfolk, he was a frequent guest at Sandringham with his wife, Mary, HM’s cousin. 

Mary, who died in January, was the elder daughter of Michael Bowes-Lyon — the Queen Mother’s brother.  Much of their childhoods were spent together. 

Mary recalled how her uncle, George VI, referred to her cousins, Lilibet and Margaret, as respectively his ‘pride’ and ‘joy’. 

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The Queen and Sir Timothy Colman visiting Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in February 2004

The Queen and Sir Timothy Colman visiting Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in February 2004

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