queen mother

noun

Definition of queen mother

: a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign

Examples of queen mother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For three seasons, Rodriguez portrayed protagonist Blanca Rodriguez, the compassionate queen mother of the House of Evangelista. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 According to actress Angela Bassett, playing the queen mother of Boseman's King T'Challa, the script is still going through changes as production began in June in Atlanta. Nick Romano, EW.com, 8 July 2021 The last notable royal death before his was that of the queen mother in 2002. S. Jay Olshansky, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2021 Her plan is to just stay in this room until Adam turns 16, becomes a man, and can challenge his dad for the throne, at which point Lilith will become queen mother. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 1 Jan. 2021 Her father was Viscount Thomas Anson, and her mother was Anne Bowes-Lyon, whose father, John Bowes-Lyon, was the queen mother’s brother. Penelope Green, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2020 In a scene in episode three taking place at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne, and the queen mother, a mouse scurries across the floor. Abby Gardner, Glamour, 16 Nov. 2020 In truth, there is much to work with — real heroines like Yaa Asantewaa, a formidable Ashanti queen mother who single-handedly led a rebellion against British colonialists, exist. Stephanie Smith-strickland, EW.com, 14 Aug. 2020 Josh O'Connor and Marion Bailey will take over the roles of Prince Charles and the queen mother, replacing Julian Baring and Victoria Hamilton. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of queen mother

1560, in the meaning defined above

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“Queen mother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20mother. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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