the Queen Mother


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

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Recent Examples on the Web On her neck lay a sapphire brooch, a wedding gift from the Queen Mother, transformed into a dazzling necklace pendant strung with pearls. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 On top of those holdings, Prince William, along with his younger brother Prince Harry, received inheritances from his mother, Princess Diana, and paternal great grandmother, the Queen Mother. Mallory Moench, TIME, 5 May 2024 Visitors can also explore outfits worn by the King and Queen Camilla, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Queen Mother. Armani Syed, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024 The Crown wraps up its six-season run with its final batch of episodes, centering largely on the courtship between Prince William and Kate Middleton and the death of the Queen Mother. Gerrad Hall,, 11 Dec. 2023 Historically, monarch's widows have been called the Queen Dowager, while King George VI's wife, Queen Elizabeth, became the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to distinguish her from her daughter. USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2024 And it was revealed in a posthumous biography by the historian William Shawcross that the Queen Mother had been treated for two different types of cancer. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 6 Feb. 2024 On February 13, Queen Bey and the Queen Mother Tina Knowles were photographed sitting front row at Luar to support Julez during New York Fashion Week. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 14 Feb. 2024 Syms continued to appear on screen in multiple film and television series until 2019, landing roles in 1974's The Tamarind Seed, 2003's What a Girl Wants, and as the Queen Mother in 2006's The Queen opposite Helen Mirren. Ew Staff,, 16 Oct. 2023

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“The Queen Mother.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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