The Queen lost a friend and colleague when her lady-in-waiting passed away on December 29th.
Lady Farnham supported the monarch since 1987 in her role as Lady of the Bedchamber.
She died at home on December 29th at the age of 90.
The sad news follows a rough year for the Queen. reports BirminghamLive.
In early December, the death of her close friend, the Duchess of Grafton Ann Fortune Fitzroy, became known.
And she is still mourning her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in April at the age of 99.
A royal source said The telegraph : “It is very sad for the Queen. Everyone loved Lady Farnham, she was always in a good mood. She was also a very glamorous and attractive woman.
“She has always been very generous to new people joining the household.
“It’s been a bad year for the Queen – she lost her husband and then the Duchess of Grafton and now Lady Farnham.
“They were dear friends who assisted the Queen in official duties.
“Unfortunately, a sad consequence of a long life is that you have to say goodbye to many people who are important to you.”
Lady Farnham was married to Barry Maxwell, the 12th Baron Farnham.