Mary of Teck
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Mary in 1912
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the British Dominions Empress of India
Tenure 6th May 1910 - Present
Personal Details
Spouse Edward VIII (m. 1892)
Issue Victoria-Louise, The Princess Royal

Edward, Prince of Wales

Henry, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

House Teck / Cambridge
Born 26 May 1867

Kensington Palace, London

Father Francis, Duke of Teck
Mother Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; Born 26th Mary 1867) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the British Dominions, and Empress Consort of India as the wife of Edward VIII.

Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Wuttemberg, she was born and raised in England. She was informally known as 'May' after the month of her birth. Aged 24 Princess Mary was betrothed to Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the then Prince of Wales, (later Edward VII). Early in their engagement the Prince took severely ill and was thought by doctors to be near death; May remained at his side throughout his entire illness and the two married shortly after.

As Queen-Consort Mary is beloved by the British public and takes particular care to attempt to emulate her husband's efforts to connect more with the public. Queen Mary began a ladies' luncheon once a year in which women of lower means, but of outstanding work in their community are invited to lunch at the palace.

Mary has given the King three children;

  • Victoria-Louise, Princess Royal (Victoria Anne Alexandra Mary Louise Born 29th January, 1896)
  • Edward, Prince of Wales (Edward Francis Christian James Albert Born 15th April, 1899)
  • Henry, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (Henry Alexander Charles Victor Born 22nd December, 1901)

Mary became pregnant again in early 1903 however due to illness the pregnancy was swiftly covered up as the child was lost. After this incident the Queen was said to be forlorn but none knew the truth of what had transpired. There have been no new rumours since that time of Mary's pregnancies.


  • 26 May 1867 - 21 July 1892: Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Mary of Teck
  • 21 July 1892 - 13th March 1893: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Clarence and Avondale
  • 13th March 1893 - 5th July 1901: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Clarence and Avondale, Vicereine of Ireland
  • 5th July 1901 - 6th May 1910: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales
    • in Scotland: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay
  • 6th May 1910 - present: Her Majesty The Queen
    • in India: Her Imperial Majesty The Queen-Empress

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