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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Full Name: Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Profession: Consort of George VI

United Kingdom

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

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

  • 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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