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Queen Mary. The family called her Mae. She was engaged to the eldest son of Edward VII, the Duke of Clarence. He died of influenza. George the second son fell in love with her and they married.

Not-Yet-Queen Mary carrying Prince Albert

Princess Mary with the King George and Queen Mary - Princess Mary looks like Princess Anne!

For the Queen Mother's wedding, Mahatma Ghandi wove a special piece of cloth. Her new mother-in-law (Queen Mary) was disgusted by the gift. She thought it was loin cloth, and declared: “It’s a horrible thing”. (Not a very tactful lady)!

Princess May of Teck (1867-1953) later Queen Mary, consort of George V

Королева - консорт Мария Текская награждает матроса.

The one time Princess May of Teck, a German Princess, was presented a wedding gift by Lady Eve Greville's committee which raised funds from "the girls of Great Britain and Ireland" for the tiara celebrating her 1893 wedding. She of course would later become Queen Mary when Prince George (son of King Edward VII) became King George V.

Queen Mary dressed to the nines. The bodices of her gowns were reinforced with buckram so the heavy diamond brooches didn't distort the fabric.