Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon in 1905. Lady Elizabeth would later become Princess of York, Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mother.

Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon in 1905. Lady Elizabeth would later become Princess of York, Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mother.

Young Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1913. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II

Young Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1913. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother) with her younger brother, David, circa 1903.

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother) with her younger brother, David, circa 1903.

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother Elizabeth) - I adore this picture. We once had it as a postcard, but it is out of print.

The Queen Mother in pictures

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother Elizabeth) - I adore this picture. We once had it as a postcard, but it is out of print.

A great picture of a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.    Future wife and Queen of King George VI parents to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.

A great picture of a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Future wife and Queen of King George VI parents to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.

Queen Mother & her brother.    After her wedding, she left her bouquet in Westminister Abbey at the grave of the Unknown Warrior to remember this brother who had lost his life in the Battle of Loos.  All Royal brides still follow this tradition to honor the armed forces.

Fury over book's claim that Queen Mother and her brother were born to family's French cook

Queen Mother & her brother. After her wedding, she left her bouquet in Westminister Abbey at the grave of the Unknown Warrior to remember this brother who had lost his life in the Battle of Loos. All Royal brides still follow this tradition to honor the armed forces.

The marriage of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons (Later the Queen Mother) to the Duke of York (Later King George VI) at Westminster Abbey in London, on 26th April, 1923. It was the first royal wedding at the Abbey since 1383. The newly formed British Broadcasting Company wanted to record and broadcast the event on radio, but the Abbey Chapter vetoed the idea.

The marriage of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons (Later the Queen Mother) to the Duke of York (Later King George VI) at Westminster Abbey in London, on 26th April, 1923. It was the first royal wedding at the Abbey since 1383. The newly formed British Broadcasting Company wanted to record and broadcast the event on radio, but the Abbey Chapter vetoed the idea.

When Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married Albert, the younger brother of the Prince of Wales, on April 26, 1923, she did not expect that she would end up a Queen. In this photograph: King George V of Great Britain (right) and Queen Mary. Center are the future King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. On the left are the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, Elizabeth's parents.

Royal Weddings

When Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married Albert, the younger brother of the Prince of Wales, on April 26, 1923, she did not expect that she would end up a Queen. In this photograph: King George V of Great Britain (right) and Queen Mary. Center are the future King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. On the left are the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, Elizabeth's parents.

Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon were married on 26 April 1923 in Westminster Abbey. Unexpectedly, Elizabeth laid her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on her way into the Abbey, in memory of her brother Fergus. Ever since, the bouquets of subsequent royal brides have traditionally been laid at the tomb, though after the wedding ceremony rather than before

Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon were married on 26 April 1923 in Westminster Abbey. Unexpectedly, Elizabeth laid her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on her way into the Abbey, in memory of her brother Fergus. Ever since, the bouquets of subsequent royal brides have traditionally been laid at the tomb, though after the wedding ceremony rather than before

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