Mary of Teck - Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes - was born on 26 May 1867. She was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V. At the age of 24, she was betrothed to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale but six weeks after the announcement of the
engagement, he died unexpectedly. The following year, she became engaged to Albert Victor's next surviving brother, George, who subsequently became king. After George's death in 1936, she became queen mother when her eldest son, Edward,
ascended the throne, but to her dismay, he abdicated later the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son, Albert, who succeeded to the throne as George VI, until his death
in 1952. Mary died on 24 March 1953 at the age of 85.