November 12, 2000 |
Thousands of Danes braved freezing wind to pay respects to Queen Mother Ingrid, who died Tuesday at 90. Hundreds of people had arrived at Christiansborg Palace chapel in Copenhagen, the capital, one hour before it opened at 10 a.m. An hour later, an estimated 3,000 people were lining up. The Queen Mother will lie in state until her funeral Tuesday at Roskilde Cathedral. She will be interred with her husband, King Frederik IX, who died in 1972.
January 27, 1998 |
Britain's 97-year-old queen mother, one of the most consistently popular members of the royal family, had a successful hip replacement operation Monday after a fall over the weekend. Buckingham Palace said the mother of Queen Elizabeth II had "passed a comfortable night" in a private London hospital. The queen mother, also named Elizabeth, widow of King George VI, broke her hip in a fall while at the family's rural Sandringham estate in eastern England.
August 2, 1990 |
Prince Charles gave the Queen Mother a special 90th birthday present today, a concert of specially commissioned music. The concert by the English Chamber Orchestra, and a recording to be released by EMI, benefit the prince's charity, The Prince's Trust. The trust helps disadvantaged young people. Charles commissioned one of the works by composer Patrick Doyle especially for his grandmother. The piece has a series of Scottish verses set to music and was sung by Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin.
July 20, 2000 |
Riding in a horse-drawn coach past throngs of cheering fans, the Queen Mother Elizabeth disregarded bomb threats Wednesday and went to her 100th birthday party--an outdoor pageant of singing, dancing and floats. The hugely popular royal--the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and the widow of King George VI--will be 100 on Aug. 4. But celebrations began in earnest a week ago, when European royal families attended a St. Paul's Cathedral service of thanksgiving for her long and remarkably healthy life.
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November 8, 2000 |
Queen Mother Ingrid, the widow of King Frederik IX and mother of Denmark's first female monarch in five centuries, died Tuesday, the royal palace said. She was 90. The Swedish-born Ingrid, beloved in Denmark for her casual, forthright style, died at Fredensborg Castle north of the capital, Copenhagen, the palace said. Her three daughters--Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and ex-Queen Anne-Marie of Greece--and 10 grandchildren were by her bedside.
August 5, 1991 |
Queen Mother Elizabeth quietly celebrated her 91st birthday Sunday with her daughter, the queen, at the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The church organist slipped a few bars of "Happy Birthday to You" into the processional as the Queen Mother left the morning service at the Sandringham parish church in eastern England. The church was packed with local residents and estate workers who joined the rector in wishing the Queen Mother "a very happy day."