PERSONS OF INTEREST
IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE LIFE OF MAJOR A. A. GORDON
Major Gordon mentions Ghislaine de Riquet de Carama in his book, during a visit from Queen Elisabeth to England. Elisabeth en Ghislaine asked Major Gordon to meet his wife Lizzie, who at the time was add bedrest. Both were invited in Major Gordon's home and the two were seated beside Lizzie and talked hole afternoon. Major Gordon was very fond of Queen Elisabeth who according to him was always so gentle to those who were suffering.
On the 22th of September 1915 she donated a silver enamelled spoon, that had been bought in Paris, to Major Gordon and sent him the following attention: "Dear Mr. Gordon - Please accept this little Parisian souvenir. With my best remembrances."
Countess Ghislaine de Riquet de Caraman was the younger sister of Marie-Joséphine-Anatole-Louise-Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay and was born on the 24th of October 1865. She was the second daughter of Joseph de Riquet de Caraman - 18th Prince of Chimay and Marie de Montesquiou-Fezensac.
Countess Ghislaine de Riquet de Caraman Chimay was a loyal lady-in-waiting and brave companion of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians during World War I. Like her mistress, the Countess was a talented artist and both shared a passion in music.
The royal livingroom at La Panne during the First World War by Ghislaine de Caraman.