QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, BORN 111 YEARS AGO, AUGUST 4TH

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was born 111 years ago, on August 4, 1900, the youngest daughter and ninth child of Lord Glamis and his wife, Cecilia, who were to become in 1904, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.   The child was christened Elizabeth Angela Marguerite.  As Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she married in 1923, Prince Albert, the Duke of York, second son of King George V and Queen Mary.  In 1936, the Duke and Duchess of York ascended the throne as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth after the abdication of King Edward VIII.   Queen Elizabeth was widowed in 1952 when King George VI died at Sandringham.  They were the parents of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-  ) and Princess Margaret (1930-2002).  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother died in March 2002 and is buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.  Below are some photos taken of the Queen Mother during past birthdays at Clarence House, her London home, now the London home of her grandson, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Queen Mother and a corgi, 1994 (photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother's Birthday Gathering at Clarence House, 1994 (photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother with Zara Phillips, Princess Eugenie of York, Lady Sarah Chatto and Princess Margaret, at Clarence House, 1998 (photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother outside Clarence House with Princes Harry, William and Charles, 1999 (photo: Jonathan Utz/AFP/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother and her grandson, Charles, Prince of Wales, wave from an open carriage, at her 100th birthday, 2000 (photo: Hugo Philpott/AFP/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II along with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York, Princess Anne, her husband and her children; as well as Prince Andrew and Prince Charles, 2001 (photo: Sion Touhrig/Getty Images)

The Royal Family at Clarence House for the Queen Mother's 101st birthday (photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother with her grandson, Prince Charles and great-grandsons, Princes William and Harry, 2001 (photo: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at her last birthday celebration, August 2001, with Princes William, Charles and Harry (photo: UK Press/Getty Images)

Waving to the crowds from a golf cart, outside her London home, Clarence House, 1997 (photo: Julian Parker/UK Press/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother in 1997 (photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images)

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