royalmontages: British Royal Family Engagements-Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923; Lt. Philip Mountbatten and Princess Elizabeth, 1947; Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981; Prince William and Catherine Middleton, 2010.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 - 2002). Wife of George VI. Queen from 1936 - 1952. Mother of Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. Adolf Hitler called the most dangerous woman in Europe because of her ability to boost British morale. She was always extremely popular, even when the rest of the royal family were disliked by the public. She died aged 101 in 2002.
Queen's closest friend cousin Margaret Rhodes died Nov. 25 at 91. The first cousin of her Majesty was visited by the monarch at her home in Windsor. Margaret was also god daughter of King George VI and a bridesmaid at the wedding of the Queen and Prince Philip. She was the daughter of the 16th Lord Elphinstone and Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, who was the sister The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth