Queen Mary and King George V visiting the Chelsea Flower Show, circa 1920s.
CONSORTS OF ENGLAND SINCE THE NORMAN INVASION (5/5) ♚
Princess Alexandra of Denmark (January 1901 - May 1910)
Princess Mary of Teck (May 1910 - January 1936)
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (December 1936 - February 1952)
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (February 1952 - April 2021)
Camilla Shand (September 2022 - Present)
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (Future)
‘I love you with all my heart. Yrs forever and ever - May’ to her darling husband-to-be, Georgie on the morning of their wedding day, 6th July 1893
Mary, Duchess of York (later Queen Mary of Great Britain) by Edward Hughes.
On This Day in History
On March 24, 1953, Her Majesty, Queen Mary, died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness. She was Queen Consort to King George V, mother to two kings, and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. The cause of death was attributed to “gastric issues,” but modern sources believe she succumbed to lung cancer. She died 10 weeks before Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
Dig Deeper About Queen Mary
Titles and Styles
26 May 1867 – 6 July 1893: Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Mary of Teck
6 July 1893 – 22 January 1901: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York
22 January 1901 – 9 November 1901: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall and York
9 November 1901 – 6 May 1910: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales
6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936: Her Majesty The Queen
In India: Her Imperial Majesty The Queen-Empress
20 January 1936 – 24 March 1953: Her Majesty Queen Mary
Mary of Teck at a Glance
Video About Queen Mary’s Death
Video About Queen Mary’s Funeral
Queen Mary arriving at her granddaughter, Elizabeth II, wedding.
Queen Mary of Great Britain. By Sir Oswald Birley.
The Royal Family from the book: The Queen's Wardrobe: The Story of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Clothes, by Julia Golding.
King George V, Queen Mary, Princess Mary and Prince George, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, and Countess Fortescue, Lady-in-Waiting in Aldershot Royal Pavilion, May 1920. The Royal Family was in mourning following sudden death of Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden on May 1st 1920.