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A Tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

1923: Betrothal and wedding

A Pen Portrait of the Bride
" Lady Elizabeth's charming demure mannerisms, free from the taint of the stock-in-trade modernism, are due to the fact that her education was in the hands of that very gracious woman, her mother, the Countess of Strathmore. One of Lady Elizabeth's 'confessions', made with due seriousness, is, therefore, that "I have never been to school". Under such direction she acquired a training modelled on the lines of culture and comeliness, and missed the brand of immature cynicism which the conventional methods might have induced. Few girls of her years and in her set are so completely accomplished in things of account. For instance, she speaks French fluently.."
Source: The Dundee Advertiser, April 24, 1923

Betrothal to the Duke of York

The betrothal of the Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth
Source: The Illustrated London News, Saturday, January 20, 1923, front cover

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