A life in pictures

Elizabeth Bowes Lyons, later the Queen Mother, hugging her brother David, 1905

Elizabeth aged seven, 1907

Aged twelve staying at Villa Poggia Ponente, the Bordighera residence of Aunt Lady Cavendish and her grandmother the Duchess of Portland, 1912

Aged sixteen, 1916

Queen Elizabeth, King George VI and Princess Margaret at Crathie Church

With husband King George VI and Queen Mary, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the Coronation, 1937

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Garter Procession at Windsor Castle, 1948

Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1952. The three Queens watch the body of the King being placed in Westminster Abbey

The Queen Mother with her grandchildren, 1960

Queen Mother and Prince Charles at 1979 funeral of Lord Mountbatten, held at Westminster Abbey

Queen Mother at a Royal film performance in London, 1983

The Queen Mother, with her daughters Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, waves to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on her 100th birthday in August 2000

The first picture of the Queen Mother in public since breaking her collar bone in early November 2000. She is presenting the Royal Artillery gold in February 2001

Farewell ma'am ... guardsmen line route as the Queen Mother's coffin slowly passes on gun carriage

The Queen watches as her mother's coffin is carried into Westminister Hall

The Queen's simple card among the flowers. "In loving memory. Llibeth"

The Queen Mother's coffin lies in state

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