Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother


Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the queen consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the last queen consort of Ireland and empress consort of India.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


She was christened there on 23 September 1900, in the local parish church, All Saints, and her godparents included her paternal aunt Lady Maud Bowes-Lyon and cousin Venetia James. … Read More


1915 14 Years Old On her fourteenth birthday, Britain declared war on Germany. Four of her brothers served in the army. Her elder brother, Fergus, an officer in the Black Watch Regiment, was killed in action at the Battle of Loos in 1915. … Read More
1916 15 Years Old She was particularly instrumental in organising the rescue of the castle's contents during a serious fire on 16 September 1916. … Read More


1921 - 1922 2 More Events
…  She came to prominence in 1923 when she married Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. … Read More
1924 - 1925 2 More Events
1926 25 Years Old In 1926, the couple had their first child, Princess Elizabeth – "Lilibet" to the family – who would later become Queen Elizabeth II. … Read More
1927 26 Years Old Albert and Elizabeth, without their child, travelled to Australia to open Parliament House in Canberra in 1927. … Read More


1937 36 Years Old …  George VI and Elizabeth were crowned King and Queen of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor and Empress of India on 12 May 1937, the date already nominated for the coronation of Edward VIII. … Read More
1939 38 Years Old In June 1939, Elizabeth and her husband toured Canada from coast to coast and back, and visited the United States, spending time with President Roosevelt at the White House and his Hudson Valley estate. … Read More


1947 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Elizabeth's political views were rarely disclosed, but a letter she wrote in 1947 described Attlee's "high hopes of a socialist heaven on earth" as fading and presumably describes those who voted for him as "poor people, so many half-educated and bemused. … Read More


1951 50 Years Old 1 More Event
After six years in office, Attlee was defeated in the 1951 British general election and Churchill returned to power.
1952 51 Years Old After a lung resection, he appeared to recover, but the delayed trip to Australia and New Zealand was altered so that Princess Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, went in the King and Queen's place, in January 1952. … Read More
1953 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1953, she undertook her first overseas visit since the funeral when she visited the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland with Princess Margaret. … Read More
1957 56 Years Old On her return to the region in 1957, she was inaugurated as the College's President, and attended other events that were deliberately designed to be multi-racial.


1964 - 1976 4 More Events
1990 89 Years Old In her later years, the Queen Mother became known for her longevity. Her 90th birthday—4 August 1990—was celebrated by a parade on 27 June that involved many of the 300 organisations of which she was patron.
1995 94 Years Old In 1995, she attended events commemorating the end of the war fifty years before, and had two operations: one to remove a cataract in her left eye, and one to replace her right hip.
1998 97 Years Old In 1998, her left hip was replaced after it was broken when she slipped and fell during a visit to Sandringham stables. … Read More
2000 99 Years Old In November 2000, she broke her collarbone in a fall that kept her recuperating at home over Christmas and the New Year.
2001 100 Years Old 2 More Events
On 1 August 2001, she had a blood transfusion for anaemia after suffering from mild heat exhaustion, though she was well enough to make her traditional appearance outside Clarence House three days later to celebrate her 101st birthday.
2002 101 Years Old 3 More Events
On 13 February 2002, the Queen Mother fell and cut her arm in her sitting room at Sandringham House; an ambulance and doctor were called, and the wound was dressed. … Read More
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