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Elizabeth was brought up in Buckinghamshire enjoying a childhood filled with many delights including ponies and hockey. Educated at Headington School Oxford, she moved away to complete a BEd Hons degree at Cambridge, and her early teaching career took her to Newmarket and London. 

Marriage to Frederick Curzon in 1983 was quickly followed by his inheritance of the title Earl Howe, which led to a move back into Buckinghamshire to run the family estate in Penn and bring up a family of four children.

Involving herself in local schools as a Governor, and a volunteer music teacher, Elizabeth also immersed herself in the work of a range of local charities.

She was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 1995 and had the honour of serving as High Sheriff for the year 2010-11.  These two positions as well as her recent Chairmanship of Heart of Bucks, the Community Foundation for Buckinghamshire, have given her a deeper insight into the challenges facing the county and joys of living in such a beautiful area. Equally, as Milton Keynes has grown she has enjoyed discovering the vibrant and exciting city in the north of the county.

In her new role Elizabeth now looks forward to supporting the Monarch in celebrating Buckinghamshire, its businesses and charitable organisations, its history and culture and to meeting the people who make this such a special place to live.