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Queen Mary

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

Sitter in 394 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, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96115

Queen Mary

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1890
NPG x96115

Queen Mary when Princess May of Teck, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax5556

Queen Mary when Princess May of Teck

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1891
NPG Ax5556

Queen Mary, by Byrne & Co - NPG x3808

Queen Mary

by Byrne & Co
albumen cabinet card, 1891
NPG x3808

Queen Mary, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x197575

Queen Mary

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1891
NPG x197575

Queen Mary when Princess Mary of Teck, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15987

Queen Mary when Princess Mary of Teck

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15987

The Duke and Duchess of York with their bridesmaids, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax26482

The Duke and Duchess of York with their bridesmaids

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide proof print, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax26482

Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck; Queen Mary, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x20131

Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck; Queen Mary

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1893
NPG x20131

Queen Mary, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x29183

Queen Mary

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1893
NPG x29183

Queen Mary, by Byrne & Co - NPG x76319

Queen Mary

by Byrne & Co
albumen cabinet card, circa 1893
NPG x76319

'The Duke and Duchess of York and Bridesmaids', by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax16180

'The Duke and Duchess of York and Bridesmaids'

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, 6 July 1893, published 1893
NPG Ax16180

Queen Mary, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax26434

Queen Mary

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
postcard print, 1893
NPG Ax26434

Queen Mary; King George V, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax26483

Queen Mary; King George V

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax26483

Queen Mary, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29379

Queen Mary

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax29379

Queen Mary, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax36400

Queen Mary

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 4 July 1893
NPG Ax36400

Queen Mary, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax36401

Queen Mary

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1893
NPG Ax36401

King George V; Queen Mary, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x20792

King George V; Queen Mary

by W. & D. Downey
bromide print, 6 July 1893
NPG x20792

Queen Mary, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x22384

Queen Mary

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1893
NPG x22384

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