Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress of India.

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Full name at birth
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
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Date of birth
4 August 1900
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Place of birth
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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Date of death
30 March 2002
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Age
101 (age at death)
Place of death
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
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Cause of death
Pneumonia
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Resting place
9 April 2002St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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Queen Consort, Queen of England
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5' 2" (157 cm)
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Always wore pastel clothes, a hat and pearls
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  • Corgis
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I'm glad we've been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.
  • Upon the death of her husband King George VI in 1952, she took up residence in the Royal Lodge at Windsor.
  • Held the office of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1978 to 2002 (her death). Succeeding Sir Robert Menzies and Sir Winston Churchill to this ancient post.
  • Was a fourth cousin of Oswald Mosley.
  • She was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on August 1, 2000 for her services to Canada.
  • Her favorite actor was John Wayne.

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