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Mary of Teck

  • Birth 26 May 1867 Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
  • Death 24 Mar 1953 Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
  • Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Plot Near West Door
  • Memorial ID 7466

British monarch, Queen consort of King George V. The daughter of the impoverished Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, her full name and title at birth was Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, popularly known as Princess May. She was engaged to Prince Albert Victor, elder son of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1891. She accepted his proposal only because it was expected of her. After the prince's sudden death, she became engaged to his brother, Prince George, Duke of Clarence, with whom she had much more in common. They were married on July 6, 1893 at St. James Palace. Theirs was an exceptionally successful marriage, producing one daughter and five sons. Upon Edward VII's accession in 1901, the couple became Prince and Princess of Wales. Edward died in 1910, and they were crowned King and Queen on June 22, 1911. Widowed in 1936, Queen Mary lived to see her eldest son, Edward VIII abdicate the throne, her son George VI reign successfully, and her eldest granddaughter, Elizabeth, come to the throne in 1952. Regarded as the matriarch of the royal family, her funeral and lying-in-state created unprecedented scenes of public mourning.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary of Teck (26 May 1867–24 Mar 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7466, citing St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .