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Mary of Teck

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Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg (though born and brought up in the United Kingdom), had been engaged to marry Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (who would later be Edward VII) but, when he died in 1892, of influenza in the pandemic of 1889–92, she became engaged to , and married, his next surviving brother, George, who was later George V, and so is the present Queen’s grandmother. This photo was taken in late June/early July 1893, very shortly before her wedding.

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