Lady Elizabeth Basset

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Lady Elizabeth Basset, DCVO (5 March 1908 – 30 November 2000) was born Elizabeth Legge, the daughter of the 7th Earl of Dartmouth.

On 31 October 1931, she married Ronald Lambert Basset (1898-1972), senior representative of the ancient Basset family of Tehidy in Cornwall, by whom she had two children, Bryan Ronald (1932–2010) and Peter Francis (1935–1954). From 1959–81, she was an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, then a Woman of the Bedchamber from 1981–93, and an Extra Woman again, from 1993 until her death in 2000. She authored a devotional book, Love Is My Meaning.[1]

Lady Elizabeth Basset died in 2000, aged 92 in London.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Obituary, TheIndependent via; accessed 16 October 2014.