Elizabeth, Queen Mother

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Elizabeth, Queen Mother Gender: F
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
born on 4 August 1900 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°09' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°46 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°48'

Queen Mother Elizabeth


British royalty who was queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She was a beloved symbol of courage and dignity during a tumultuous century of war, always seen as modest and stable.

Born into a family of British nobility, she came to prominence in 1923 when she married Prince George, the Duke of York, at Westminster Abbey on 26 April 1923, who ascended the throne in 1936 after his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. The mother of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, she was known affectionately as "Queen Mum" when her elder daughter took the throne.

A sturdy daughter of the Scottish aristocracy, the ninth of ten children born to the 14th Earl and Countess of Strathmore, she was descended from King Henry VII on her mother’s side and from King Robert II of Scotland on her father’s side.

She was a morale-builder during World War II. During the worst of the blitz she went around the country visiting hospitals and bombed-out neighborhoods, usually wearing her lively colors, flamboyant hats and three rows of pearls. She refused to go to Canada for a safe retreat.

On 13 September, three bombs hit Buckingham Palace, 30 ft. from her and George; on their next visit to the East End they were loudly cheered.

She was widowed on 6 February 1952 with the death of King George V.

As a tiny octogenarian she was still a gracious and beloved figure at public functions, a reminder of the unity and greatness of the monarchy in an era when the office was often greeted with cynicism. Elizabeth has been criticized for extravagance - her bank overdraft totaled some $6 million, but her daughter has made no move to put her on a budget.

Hip replacements in 1995 and 1998 slowed the Queen Mother's step but she still carried out more than 50 royal engagements annually, performing her duties at royal functions and carrying on to dinners and balls. After a fall at her residence she suffered a broken collarbone on 3 November 2000. She mended well and had to cancel her appointments only briefly.

When she reached 100, a grandmother of nine, though frail she was still quick and avid for days at the races, picnics in Scotland and gin-and-Dubonnet cocktails. A niece remarked, "Her secret is her joy in life."

The unhappiness and scandals of the royals during the last decade and more had hit the family hard but the queen mother had helped to shore up the throne with her usual quiet demeanor and public graciousness.

On 9 February 2002 her youngest daughter, Princess Margaret, died of a stroke.

Elizabeth died in her sleep on 30 March 2002, aged 101, at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park, with her surviving daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, at her bedside.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Colman, Olivia (born 30 January 1974). Notes: 2012 film "Hyde Park on Hudson"
  • role played of/by De Havilland, Olivia (born 1 July 1916). Notes: 1982 TV film "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana"


  • Relationship : Marriage 26 April 1923 (Prince George)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 April 1926 (Princess Elizabeth born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 August 1930 (Princess Margaret born)
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  • Death of Significant person 20 January 1936 (King George V died (father-in-law))
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  • Social : Great Publicity 10 December 1936 (King Edward VIII abdicated (brother-in-law))
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  • Work : Gain social status 12 May 1937 (Husband George crowned king)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 3 September 1939 (Britain declared war on Germany)
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  • Mundane : Explosion 13 September 1940 (Palace was bombed)
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  • Death of Child 9 February 2002 at 06:30 AM in London (Princess Margaret, age 71)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 30 March 2002 in Windsor (Age 101)
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes "official bulletin" given in AA Journal for 11:31 AM, Waldenbury, England. (Same in Sabian Symbols No.317)

Letter in hand from the private secretary of the Queen Mother in Clarence House to Frank Clifford in 1996, "We have no record of her time of birth." Her obituary states, "born at Glamis Castle near Dundee in Scotland."

Frances McEvoy writes (12/90) that the "official records" were never official and Buckingham Palace never gave a recorded time. In 8/1980 Queen Elizabeth herself announced that the customarily given data was in error and that she'd been born in London, not Herts as stated. She then told the story of the family being detained from going to the country Friday night because of her mom going into labor. Her dad, after making sure that his wife and child were well, was away after Saturday breakfast to his country home, and he did not record the birth until six weeks later. Frances McEvoy continues, "I have had English friends on the trail for years and one, Cicely Waterman, an acquaintance of Princess Diana's grandmother, came up with the time of soon after midnight on August 4th and no later than 1:00 AM for the birth of the Queen."

Frank C. Clifford rectifies the time to 00:40 AM GMT.

"A Beginner's Guide to Practical Astrology," by Vivian E. Robson, originally published in 1930 when the Queen Mother was still the Duchess of York, gives her ascendant as Taurus, without giving any details as to how this information was garnered.

Sy Scholfield submits a copy in hand of her birth registration, recorded by her father on 9/21/1900, about six weeks after her birth, stated as "born in St. Paul's Walden Bury, Hertfordshire, SE England, UK." Elizabeth spent her early childhood at St. Paul's Waldenbury in Hertfordshire, the family's country home. Her obituary (www.QueenMother.org) states that "her birth is surrounded in mystery. Her father, perhaps out of complacency at the arrival of his ninth child, or out of sheer forgetfulness, failed to register her birth for six weeks! To this day, it remains unclear as to where she was born. Although her birth certicate suggests it was the family home, St. Paul's Walden Bury, in Hertfordshire, other accounts would have us believe she was born in London."


  • Traits : Body : Size (5' 2" tall)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Two hip replacements)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extravagant
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Public poise (Gracious)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women