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Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V

Sitter in 336 portraits
Queen consort of George V. The couple married in 1893 and were declared Prince and Princess of Wales in 1901. A strong supporter of the British Empire, Mary fell in love with India when she toured the country in 1905 and 1910-11. She became Queen consort in 1910 and worked tirelessly to promote charitable causes, particularly during the First World War. After the war, she formed the Queen's Work for Women Fund. She was appalled that her son Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson and refused to meet his new bride.

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32199

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32300

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32301

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32302

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32303

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32337

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Queen Mary; King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 10 February 1920
NPG x32338

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Queen Mary

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1922
NPG x29054

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'Homecoming of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales'

by Daily Mirror, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1922
NPG x193297