Mary of Teck, popularly known as Queen Mary, consort of King George V, was the Queen of UK, British Dominions, and Empress of India. Though she was the princess of Teck, a castle in the Wurttemberg kingdom of Germany, she was born in Kensington Palace in London and spent her entire life in England. She was given the moniker ‘May’ as she was born in that month. She was affianced to Prince of Wales’ eldest son Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Avondale and Clarence, when she was 24 years old. Unfortunately, the engagement fell through owing to the untimely demise of Prince Albert from pneumonia. A year later, her betrothal was again finalized with the younger brother of Albert Victor, George, who was later crowned as the King of England. Prior to her coronation as the Queen, she was anointed with the titles ‘Duchess of York,’ ‘Princess of Wales,’ and ‘Duchess of Cornwall.’ Following the coronation of George V as King of England, she automatically became the Queen consort, assisting her husband in fulfilling his official duties. When Edward, her eldest son became the king after George V’s demise, she fulfilled the role of Queen mother. When Edward VIII renounced the throne, his younger brother Albert wore the crown as King George VI. Mary of Teck passed away at 85, shortly before Queen Elizabeth II’s crowning.