The queen Mary of Teck died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Initially famous as the wife and queen consort of King George V of England, Mary of Teck assumed the status of queen mother when her sons Edward and Albert ruled England.
Before her marriage, she was briefly engaged to her future husband’s brother, Prince Albert Victor, who died of influenza before their wedding could occur.
In the late 1890s, she received the title of Patron of the London Needlework Guild.
Born in 1867 to Prince Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Mary of Teck married Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V of England) in 1893. She and George had six children, including a son, George VI, who ruled England from 1936 until 1952 and became the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
Her oldest son, Edward VIII, was only briefly King of England; his engagement and subsequent marriage to an American divorcee provoked a constitutional crisis and disqualified him from ruling Great Britain.
How did Mary of Teck die?
After suffering from lung cancer (described publicly as “gastric problems”), Queen Mary died of the disease at Marlborough House on 24 March 1953. She lay in state at Westminster Hall before being buried beside her husband at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
"There's only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence."Mary of Teck
"When I die India will be found engraved on my heart."Mary of Teck
"You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals."Mary of Teck
"Her old Grannie and subject must be the first to kiss her hand."Mary of Teck
"My parents were in short street, so they had to go abroad to economize."Mary of Teck