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Queen Mary

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

Sitter associated with 404 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 Alexandra with her family, by Unknown photographer - NPG x193272

Queen Alexandra with her family

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1893-1898
NPG x193272

Queen Mary; King George V, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x196472

Queen Mary; King George V

by W. & D. Downey
bromide postcard print, published circa 1935 (6 July 1893)
NPG x196472

Queen Mary, by Walery - NPG x197329

Queen Mary

by Walery
carbon print, published 1894
NPG x197329

King Edward VII and his family, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x129603

King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, circa 1895
NPG x129603

Queen Mary, by John Thomson - NPG x3807

Queen Mary

by John Thomson
albumen cabinet card, 1896
NPG x3807

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax26485

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, August 1896
NPG Ax26485

Queen Mary, by Walery - NPG x197969

Queen Mary

by Walery
albumen cabinet card, circa 1896
NPG x197969

Queen Mary, by John Thomson, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x196447

Queen Mary

by John Thomson, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, published 1910 (1896)
NPG x196447

Queen Victoria and family, by Robert Milne - NPG x8486

Queen Victoria and family

by Robert Milne
bromide print, September 1897
NPG x8486

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax26432

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, 1897
NPG Ax26432

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax29378

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, 1897
NPG Ax29378

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