"You don’t see the Queen crying very often. This was the first Remembrance Day service after her mother died – the Queen mother used to lay the wreath every year. The Queen stood in for her and was visibly upset.
At her mother's birthday celebration in London, Queen Elizabeth II looked beautiful – wearing a pale violet gown with hints of shimmering sequin beading along the cuffs and collar, plus her favorite silver shoes and handbag.
After her father died in Queen Elizabeth's mother, known as the Queen Mother, lived a lively life as a widow for 50 years. Until her death at age the charming Queen Mother shared her daughter's love of horse racing and offered her someone to confide in.