Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Queen Mary: a good night

March 20, 1953

Dowager Queen Mary has had a "fairly good night," according to a statement released today by Buckingham Palace.

Queen Mary, 85, is the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.  She is the widow of King George V, who died in January 1936.   She has been confined to her bed at Marlborough House with "a gastric disorder" for nearly a month, reports the New York Times.

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