a queen dowager who is mother of a reigning sovereign.
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How to use queen mother in a sentence
The queen mother was said to have died with an overdraft at Coutts of more than £2 million; it was settled by her daughter.
The queen mother, like most of the royal family, was relaxed about their relationship.
All our leaders would lose their heads if a single imprudent act allowed their connivance with the queen-mother to be seen.
This annoyance was not the least among the many which the queen-mother cherished against the young queen.
Then she seized a bell, at the sound of which one of the queen-mother's maids of honor came running in.
The young queen and queen-mother maintained a total silence until the arrival of the king and princes.
She glanced from Christophe to the queen-mother and from the queen-mother back to Christophe,—her face expressing malignant doubt.
British Dictionary definitions for queen mother
the widow of a former king who is also the mother of the reigning sovereign
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