Queen Mary (1867-1953) when Princess Victoria Mary of Teck prior to wedding, July 6, 1893. Consort of King George V. Wearing Diamond rivière necklace a gift from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in memory of the Duke of Clarence, who died February 27, 1892. May, as she was to be known, was originally engaged to the Duke (Prince Albert Victor), eldest son of the then Prince of Wales and Alexandra. He died 6 weeks before the wedding. She was soon engaged to and married his brother.