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queen mother

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Pronunciation: /kwiːn ˈmʌðə(r)
 
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Definition of queen mother in English:

noun

The widow of a king and mother of the sovereign.
Example sentences
  • Well, the death of the queen mother, Queen Mother Elizabeth, ends a long and often dramatic chapter in British royal history.
  • Louise Fradenburg paints a picture of Anglo-Scottish relations during the minority of James V, concentrating of the position and role played by the English queen mother, sister of Henry VIII.
  • They used to talk about us four, that was George VI, the queen mother, Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth.

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