Queen Mother at Hostpital
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, leaves the King Edward VII Hospital in central London, to return to Clarence House ahead of the celebrations to mark her101st birthday. * She was admitted to the clinic Wednesday after she complained of extreme tiredness during the recent heatwave. After a diagnosis that she was suffering from anaemia, doctors administered a blood transfusion. She is expected to make her traditional birthday appearance outside Clarence House. *2/8/01 of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in central London. Security was tight for the Queen Mother's 101st birthday celebrations today in the wake of the Ealing bomb. Thursday night's car bomb explosion at Ealing, west London, heightened fears that dissident Irish terrorists may try to disrupt the royal birthday celebrations.
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Royalty - The Duchess of York - London
The Duchess of York at the British Home and Hospital for Incurables in Streatham, South London. She became patron in 1925. She is with Matron E L Walker & resident Miss Esther Shaw (aged 40), who came to the hospital in 1923 after falling from a window on her wedding day and was paralysed from the waist down. She died in 1937.
Royalty - Queen Mother - Women's Voluntary Service - 1953
The Queen Mother is joined by members of the Women's Voluntary Service, gathered round a vat of soup being prepared for delivery, during the Second World War. The Queen Mother, president of the WRVS as it is now known, will take delivery of a lunch of roast beef and veg at her home Clarence House as part of the second annual Meals-on-Wheels Day, highlighting the work of the Meals-on-Wheels service, supplying meals to the housebound and vulnerable.
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