In Memoriam: Royal Family Members
Full name: Elizabeth Angela Marguerite
Nickname: The Queen Mum
Titles: The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; HRH The Duchess of York; HM Queen Elizabeth; HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Honors: Lady of The Garter, Lady of The Thistle
Reign: As consort to King George VI, 1936 – 1952
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore. With a vibrant personality and delicate features, she caught the eye of HRH Prince Albert, the Duke of York.
Albert, also known as Bertie, was the second son of King George V. Elizabeth balked at accepting the Duke’s marriage proposals – she was initially hesitant to be kept in the “gilded cage” of royalty. Eventually, Bertie’s kindness and gentle humor won her over and they became engaged. They royal couple were married April 26th, 1923 at Westminster Abbey.