28 May 2017

Jewels in Motion: Sparkling Queen Mary

Queen Mary, photographed by Bassano (Wikimedia Commons)

Our celebrations of the 150th birthday of Mary of Teck continue today with a post that was really fun to put together -- a group of GIFs that show some of Mary's engagements, both daytime and evening, in motion. Enjoy!

During World War I, Queen Mary visits a workshop for disabled persons in Sussex

King George V and Queen Mary arrive at their silver wedding celebrations, 1918

On the Buckingham Palace balcony after the wedding of her daughter, Princess Mary, 1922

Queen Mary officially opens Waterloo Station, 1922

Queen Mary visits a shop, 1934

Queen Mary greets a guest at a Buckingham Palace garden party, 1935

Leaving the Silver Jubilee service, 1935

Waving to the crowd from the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Silver Jubilee, 1935

Wearing sparkling diamonds, including her own coronation circlet and the Cullinan III and IV Brooch, at the coronation of her son, King George VI, 1937

Queen Mary signs a guestbook during a visit to south Wales, 1938

Queen Mary sails to the Tower of London, 1938

Bejeweled (in, I believe, the Delhi Durbar Tiara?) with the Princess Royal at the opera in Covent Garden during the French state visit, 1939

Close-up view of Queen Mary, who wears (I believe) her diamond and pearl necklace, ca. 1940

Queen Mary and the royal family receive 36 horses from Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, in recognition of the role of the Household Cavalry in the liberation of the Netherlands, 1946

Queen Mary's visit to the Boys' Parliament, 1946

Queen Mary with her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, 1940s

Queen Mary visits Westminster Hospital

Queen Mary, wearing the Cambridge Pearl Pendant Brooch, at the christening of her great-grandson, Prince Charles, 1948