Princess Anne of Denmark
|Anne of Denmark|
4 December 1917|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
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|Spouse||Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson
(m. 1938; div. 1948)
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark
(m. 1950; her death 1980)
|Issue||Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
Lady Elizabeth Shakerley
|Father||The Hon. John Bowes-Lyon|
|Mother||The Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis|
She was born Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon in Washington, D.C., in 1917. Her father was Hon. John Herbert Bowes-Lyon and her mother was Hon. Fenella Bowes-Lyon (née Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis), daughter of The 21st Baron Clinton. Anne had three sisters, two of whom were Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon. These sisters were later known as 'the Queen's hidden cousins', institutionalized since 1941 for mental disorders.
- On 28 April 1938, Anne married Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas William Arnold Anson, Viscount Anson (1913–1958), the eldest son and heir apparent of Thomas Edward Anson, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883–1960). As her husband held the courtesy title of Viscount Anson, Anne was styled Viscountess Anson upon their marriage. They had two children:
Anne and Viscount Anson were divorced in 1948 and on 16 September 1950 at Glamis Castle she subsequently married Prince George Valdemar of Denmark, upon which she became Princess Anne of Denmark. Her second husband was a great-grandson of both King Christian IX of Denmark and King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway.