queen mother

noun

Definition of queen mother

: a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign

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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, "Everything We Know So Far About The Crown Season 3," 14 Aug. 2019 Get ready for a lot of stunning ball gowns, snobby queen mothers, and fairytale endings—because here’s your full list of the best royal Hallmark movies ever. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "The Best Royal Hallmark Movies of All Time," 15 May 2018 But for some reason, Antonescu had respect for the queen mother, Helen. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Good King Michael," 16 Jan. 2018 In April 1945, newspapers featured a picture of the queen mother visiting the woman's branch of the army, watching a young woman repair a military truck engine. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Hosts a Lavish State Banquet for President Trump at Buckingham Palace," 3 June 2019 In 2002, Prince Charles codesigned a garden dedicated to the late queen mother. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Is Designing an Amazing Garden," 11 Feb. 2019 Every male leader, from king to local chieftain, is balanced by a queen mother—a senior woman chosen from the ruling lineage. Susan Delson, WSJ, "In Dallas, the Golden Legacy of Ghana," 12 Apr. 2018 Get ready for a lot of stunning ball gowns, snobby queen mothers, and fairytale endings—because here’s your full list of the best royal Hallmark movies ever. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "The Best Royal Hallmark Movies of All Time," 15 May 2018 Photo: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The final gallery adds an American touch, with portraits of Asante royalty and honorary Akan royalty living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—among them the local Asante chief and queen mother. Susan Delson, WSJ, "In Dallas, the Golden Legacy of Ghana," 12 Apr. 2018

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1560, in the meaning defined above

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