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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.

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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.

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from Mail Online

Queen is in mourning after her best friend and beloved cousin dies

Margaret Rhodes' mother Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon was a sister of the Queen Mother (right)...

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Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (much later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) at her marriage to Albert, Duke of York (later King Edward VI). | Via Royal Musings

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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

Claud Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne by Unknown . He was the paternal grandfather of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Consort of George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

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