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Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the Queen Consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952. After this time she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
Born into a family of British nobility, Elizabeth came to prominence in 1923 when she married the Duke of York, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. The couple and their daughters Elizabeth and Margaret embodied traditional ideas of family and public service. The Duchess undertook a variety of public engagements and became known for her consistently cheerful countenance.
In 1936, Elizabeth's husband unexpectedly became king when his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. Elizabeth then became queen. She accompanied her husband on diplomatic tours to France and North America before the start of the Second World War. During the war, her seemingly indomitable spirit provided moral support to the British public. After the war, her husband's health deteriorated, and she was widowed at the age of 51. Her elder daughter, aged 25, became the new queen.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Lyon was born on the 4th of August 1900, probably at St Pauls Walden Bury, Hertfordshire, England, the 18th century mansion owned by her father's family.  She was baptised on 23 September 1900 at Walden, Hertfordshire, England. 
Date: 1901. Place: Walden St Paul, Hertfordshire, England 
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