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.
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.
20th July 1923, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, portrait shortly before she married the Duke of York, The Duchess of York (1900-2002) was to become Queen Consort to King George VI from 1936-1952 and in her later years became the ever popular Queen Mother
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.