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Elizabeth, née Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, also called (1923–36) duchess of York, (1936–52) Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Mother, (born August 4, 1900, St. Paul’s Waldenbury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England—died March 30, 2002, Windsor, Berkshire), queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1936–52), wife of King George VI.
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Lady Elizabeth was educated at home By the age of 10, she was fluent in French. When the First World War started - coincidentally on her 14th birthday - Glamis Castle became a hospital. Although Lady Elizabeth was too young to work as a nurse, she did assist with welfare work with the patients. One of her brothers, Fergus, was killed at the Battle ...
From childhood days Lady Elizabeth and her older sisters had been friendly with the children of King George V and Queen Mary. Occasionally, members of the Royal Family stayed at Glamis Castle. In 1922 Lady Elizabeth acted as one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of their daughter, Princess Mary. In January 1923 came the announcement of her engageme...
King George V died in January 1936. When King Edward VIII abdicated on 11 December the same year, his brother, Albert, Duke of York, was proclaimed King George VI, and his Duchess became Queen Elizabeth, the first British-born Queen consort since Tudor times.
The King and Queen continued to visit other Commonwealth nations and overseas countries. Between the coronation and the outbreak of war in September 1939 they made two important visits: in July 1938 to France, and May and June 1939 to Canada and the USA. With the outbreak of war in 1939, there was some suggestion that the Queen and her daughters sh...
Her first public appearance after her wedding was on 30 June 1923, at the RAF pageant at Hendon. After that, the Duchess made many overseas journeys with the Duke. Six months after their wedding they went to Belgrade, where they both stood sponsor at the christening of the future King Peter II of Yugoslavia. Later they travelled to Kenya, Uganda an...
After the King's death, The Queen Mother continued her public duties in the UK and overseas. These included over 40 official visits abroad, including a 1989 visit to Canada which marked the 50th anniversary of her first visit there. Her Majesty was Patron or President of some 350 organisations. She was Commandant-in-Chief of the Army and Air Force ...
In 1952 Queen Elizabeth moved out of Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in St James's Palace. In 1953 she bought the Castle of Mey, in the extreme north-east of Scotland, and spent time there each year in August and October. The Queen Mother also always found time to pursue her love of the countryside and sport; she was a keen and expert fisherwom...
In heraldic terms, the Arms of The Queen Mother are described: The Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland impaling quarterly first and fourth (for LYON) argent, a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules, within a double tressure flory counter-flory of the second; second and third (for BOWES) Ermine, three Bows, strings...
The Queen Mother was appointed a Lady of the Garter on 14 December 1936. At the time of the coronation - highly appropriate for a Queen of Scottish birth - the King also appointed her the first Lady of the Thistle ever created. The Queen Mother also received a number of orders, decorations and medals, both in this country and from overseas.
Elizabeth I, bynames the Virgin Queen and Good Queen Bess, (born September 7, 1533, Greenwich, near London, England—died March 24, 1603, Richmond, Surrey), queen of England (1558–1603) during a period, often called the Elizabethan Age, when England asserted itself vigorously as a major European power in politics, commerce, and the arts.
Born the Hon. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. Lady Elizabeth was the ninth child and fourth daughter of Lord Claude George Bowes-Lyon and Lady Nina Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Lord and Lady Glamis. The family divided its time between St Paul's Waldenbury in Hertfordshire, Glamis Castle in Scotland and 20 St James's Square in London.