The Queen Mum at 87

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From the death of Queen Mary in 1953, Elizabeth was viewed as the matriarch of the British royal family. In her later years, she was a consistently popular member of the family, even when other members were suffering from low levels of public approval. She continued an active public life until just a few months before her death at the age of 101, seven weeks after the death of her younger daughter, Princess Margaret.

fyeah-history: “ HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1986 Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon August 1900 – 30 March was the queen consort of King George VI from 1936 until her husband’s.

2.) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 65 years apart.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 65 Years Apart - 17 Past and Present Photos of Real Relationships

Left to Right: Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Queen Maud of Norway, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, and Louise, Princess Royal. The little girl is Alexandra of Fife, Princess Louise's daughter. Photo taken at Maud's wedding.

Maud on her wedding day. L to R - Princess Victoria, Princess Maud, Queen Alexandra, Princess Louise. The little girl in front acting as a bridesmaid is Lady Alexandra Fife, Louise's daughter.

Queen Elizabeth and her dogs.

Fun Fact: The Corgi is a part of the royal family in England. Queen Elizabeth II has several Corgis and has held gatherings with other breed enthusiasts.

Príncipe Felipe de Grecia & Princesa Isabel del Reino Unido

Elizabeth and Philip in the aisle of Westminster Abbey with their bridesmaids and pages, 20 November Getty Images / Bert Hardy / Picture Post / Hulton Archive

Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who had an idyllic marriage, but he died at age 42, and she dressed in mourning clothes for the rest of her life.

Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra of Denmark - The ultimate royal wedding