the Queen Mother

noun

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: the widow of a king who is the mother of the current king or queen

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“The Queen Mother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Queen%20Mother. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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