Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Full Name: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother [Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon]
Nationality: British

Profession: Consort of George VI
Why Famous: Born into British aristocracy, Elizabeth married Prince George in 1923 after previously refusing him twice. She unexpectedly became Queen after the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936.

Adolf Hitler called her "the most dangerous woman in Europe" for her activities in rallying public spirit during WWII.

Her funeral in 2002 drew over a million people onto the streets of London.

Born: August 4, 1900
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Died: March 30, 2002 (aged 101)

Married Life

  • 1923-04-26 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

Historical Events in the Life of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

  • 1995-11-16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery
  • 1998-01-25 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
  • 2002-04-09 Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets

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