Mary of Teck was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress consort of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V.....on her 24th birthday she was engaged to prince albert but when he unexpectedly died of pneumonia 6 weeks later..a year after she became engaged to his younger brother George,,,
Queen Mary was known for her ability to keep her feelings to herself, however, by 1952, she had already lost her son Prince John, her husband King George V, another son--Prince George, the Duke of Kent, and then, finally, "Bertie"--King George VI. By this point, she was also dying from cancer. This photo shows a rare glimpse into the enormous grief she must have been feeling.
Members of the British royal family at a presentation of 36 Netherlands-bred horses to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, at Buckingham Palace, London, 31st July 1946. From second left: Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), King George VI (1895 - 1952) and Queen Mary (1867 - 1953).