THE Queen has been left devastated following the demise of her pal Woman Moyra Campbell.
Woman Moyra Campbell, who died aged 90 on Sunday in Belfast, was one of many monarch’s six maids of honour at her coronation at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
Woman Moyra Campbell, far left, was one of many Queen’s six maids of honour at her coronation in June 1953Credit score: Getty – Contributor
Woman Moyra handed away on Sunday at a Belfast nursing dwelling, aged 90Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Born in 1930, Woman Moyra was the one daughter of the 4th Duke of Abercorn and a primary cousin of Princess Diana’s father, the eighth Earl of Spencer.
She was aged 22 when the Queen selected her to be considered one of her practice bearers who carried her six-yard Gown of State.
She went on to function a lady-in-waiting to Princess Alexandra from 1954 to 1964, and to the Queen from 1964 to 1966.
Talking in regards to the Coronation in an interview in 2012, she instructed News Letter that she would always remember “the age-old ceremony” and the “utter dedication of the Queen making these very solemn guarantees”.
She needed to stand for 3 hours on the day however stated it simply “handed like clockwork as a result of it was so deeply fascinating”.
On the sixtieth anniversary of the Coronation in 2013, Woman Moyra joined her 5 fellow maids of honour, with whom she was nonetheless good buddies with, for an interview on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Reunion.
She recalled how they had been touched by the cheering crowds alongside the route.
Woman Moyra, who liked race horses, remembered vividly the Queen of Tonga, who refused a hood and rode via the pouring rain in an open carriage.
“She was one of many stars of the day,” Woman Moyra stated.
“I later referred to as a new child colt Tonga in her honour, however sadly he wasn’t fairly the success she was.”
The mother-of-two had been the president of Most cancers Fund for Youngsters in Northern Ireland for a few years.
Phil Alexander, CEO of the charity stated: “We’re deeply saddened that our President, Woman Moyra Campbell has handed away.
“Woman Moyra was captivated with supporting younger individuals throughout Eire impacted by most cancers and pleased with the work we do at Most cancers Fund for Youngsters to assist susceptible households.”
She grew to become president of the youth organisation NIPPA in 1975, later to be often known as Early Years, and was a champion for a number of charities together with the NSPCC.
She is survived by her husband Commander Peter Campbell, her two sons, daughters in regulation, and grandchildren.
Woman Moyra served as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Alexandra from 1954 to 1964Credit score: Rex Options