Mary of Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom

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Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes von Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom and Empress consort of India

Hungarian: Mary Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom and Empress consort of India
Also Known As: "May", "The Old Queen"
Birthplace: Kenington Palace, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Marlborough House, Westminster, London, England
Place of Burial: Plot: Near West Door, St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Franz Paul Karl Ludwig Alexander, Prinz von Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck
Wife of George V of the United Kingdom
Mother of Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII); George VI of the United Kingdom; Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood; Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Prince George, Duke of Kent and 5 others
Sister of Lt.-Col. Sir Adolphus Charles Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge; Prince Francis Joseph Leopold Frederick of Teck and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone

Occupation: Mary of Teck, Queen Consort
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About Mary of Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom

"Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V.

Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a member of the British Royal Family. She was informally known as "May", after her birth month. At the age of 24 she was betrothed to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, but six weeks after the announcement of the engagement he died unexpectedly of pneumonia. The following year she became engaged to Albert Victor's next surviving brother, George, who subsequently became king. Before her husband's accession she was successively Duchess of York, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess of Wales. As queen consort from 1910, she supported her husband through the First World War, his ill-health and major political changes arising from the aftermath of the war and the rise of socialism and nationalism. After George's death in 1936, she became queen mother when her eldest son Edward became king-emperor, but to her dismay he abdicated later the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son, Albert, who succeeded to the throne as George VI, until his death in 1952. She died the following year, at the beginning of the reign of her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II."


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[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), pages 171, 178. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, pages 925-926. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S9] Charles Kidd and David Williamson, editor, DeBretts Peerage and Baronetage (London, U.K.: DeBrett's Peerage, 1999), volume 1, page cv. Hereinafter cited as DeBretts Peerage, 1999.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 320. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

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Mary of Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom's Timeline

May 26, 1867
Kenington Palace, London, Middlesex, England
May 27, 1867
Kensington Palace, London, Middlesex, England
July 27, 1867
St. James's Palace, Chapel Royal, St. James's, London, England
July 6, 1893
Age 26
Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England
June 23, 1894
Age 27
White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey, England
December 14, 1895
Age 28
York Cottage, Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
April 25, 1897
Age 29
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Age 29
March 31, 1900
Age 32
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Age 32