Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the queen consort of King George VI from 1936 until her husband’s death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
In 1936, her husband unexpectedly became King when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Queen Elizabeth accompanied her husband on diplomatic tours to France and North America before the start of World War II.
During the war, her seemingly indomitable spirit provided moral support to the British public. In recognition of her role as an asset to British morale, Adolf Hitler described her as “the most dangerous woman in Europe”.
Inspiring queen, strong wife and loving mother of her two daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, she was all around one beautiful and badass lady.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
(in america, anyway!)