Her mother, Rosalind Cubitt, was the daughter of the building heir Lord Ashcombe. Among the Duchess's ancesters is Thomas Cubitt, who made a fortune constructing much of London's West End for the Grosvenor family. An aunt is Elspeth Howe, the former chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission.
Rosalind Maud CUBITT was born on 11 Aug 1921 in 16 Grosvenor Street, London. The daughter of Roland Calvert Cubitt and Sonia Rosemary Keppel. She died in 1994.
Mrs Rosalind Shand, The Duchess's mother, was 72 when she died in 1994 as a result of osteoporosis, as did her grandmother eight years earlier
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