Mary of Teck

Wife of George V of the United Kingdom Mary of Teck

Mary of Teck was the queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a member of the British Royal Family. To her family, she was informally known as "May", after her birth month.
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  • 1953
    Mary died the next year on 24 March 1953 at the age of 85, only ten weeks before her granddaughter's coronation.
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  • 1952
    In 1952, King George VI died, the third of Queen Mary's children to predecease her; her eldest granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • 1942
    In 1942, her youngest surviving son, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was killed in an air crash while on active service.
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  • 1935
    In 1935, King George V and Queen Mary celebrated their silver jubilee, with celebrations taking place throughout the British Empire.
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  • 1911
    Later in the year, the new King and Queen travelled to India for the Delhi Durbar held on 12 December 1911, and toured the sub-continent as Emperor and Empress of India, returning to Britain in February.
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    Queen Mary was crowned with the King on 22 June 1911 at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1904
    As Princess of Wales, May accompanied her husband on trips to Austria-Hungary and Württemberg in 1904.
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  • 1901
    On 9 November 1901, nine days after arriving back in Britain and on the King's sixtieth birthday, George was created Prince of Wales.
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    On 22 January 1901, Queen Victoria died, and May's father-in-law ascended the throne as King Edward VII.
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  • 1897
    As Duke and Duchess of York, George and May carried out a variety of public duties. In 1897, she became the patron of the London Needlework Guild in succession to her mother.
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  • 1893
    May married Prince George, Duke of York, in London on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.
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  • 1891
    In December 1891, May was engaged to her second cousin once removed, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.
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  • 1867
    She was baptised in the Chapel Royal of Kensington Palace on 27 July 1867 by Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury.
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