"a flashy winter coat trimmed with fluffy fox fur like the Duchess of York's"
The Duke and Duchess of York in 1927
Public DomainThe Duke and Duchess of York in 1927 - Credit: unknown

 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002) became the Duchess of York  in 1923 when she married Prince Albert, Duke of York, the second eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary.

Following the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, she became Queen consort when her husband ascended the throne as George VI.

She was widowed in 1952  when, as the mother of the present Queen, she became known as The Queen Mother.