Queen Mary, the widow of King George V, was the longest-living member of the British royal family at the time of her death. She passed away at the age of 101 years and 238 days old, making her the first member of the British royal family to live past the age of 100.
Queen Mary was born on May 26, 1867, in Kensington Palace, London. She was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge. She was the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II and the great-grandmother of Prince Charles.
Queen Mary married King George V in 1893 and they had six children together. She was a devoted wife and mother and was known for her charitable works. She was also an accomplished artist and a patron of the arts.
Queen Mary was widowed in 1936 when King George V passed away. She continued to be active in public life and was a frequent visitor to the royal residences. She was a popular figure in Britain and was often seen attending public events.
Queen Mary died on March 24, 1969, at the age of 101 years and 238 days old. She was the first member of the British royal family to live past the age of 100. Her death was marked with a state funeral and she was buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Queen Mary was a beloved figure in Britain and her long life was a testament to her strength and resilience. She was a devoted wife and mother and a generous patron of the arts. Her death marked the end of an era and she will be remembered as one of the longest-living members of the British royal family.