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  Queen Mother: The early years
1/14 Father and daughter: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at the age of 20 with her father, the Earl of Straithmore
2/14 Honeymooners: The young Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, relaxes with her husband, the Duke of York in 1923
3/14 Coronation: The Duchess of York becomes Queen Elizabeth when her husband is crowned in 1937
4/14 Serene: Queen Elizabeth braves the rain at Windsor in 1946
5/14 Blitz: Buckingham Palace was bombed during World War II - but no one was injured
6/14 Stopping by for a chat: Queen Elizabeth visits London's East End in May 1945 after VE Day
7/14 Granny: The Queen Mother hugs her grandson Charles before leaving on a trip to Canada in 1954
8/14 Literary Royal: The Queen Mother with the renowned playwright Noel Coward
9/14 Theatrical Royal: Actors Laurence Olivier, his wife Vivien Leigh, and Dame Sybil Thorndike meet the Queen Mother in 1954
10/14 The two Elizabeths: Actors Glenda Jackson, who played the role Elizabeth I, and James Mason, meet the Queen Mother in 1972
11/14 Passion for racing: The Queen Mother with the Queen and Duchess of Kent waiting for the Derby to get underway at Epsom in 1960
12/14 Natural charm: The Queen Mother tries her hand at pulling a pint of bitter at an East End pub in 1987
13/14 Family gathering: One of the Queen Mother's beloved corgis is the focus of attention in 1980
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