Queen Mary Our lovely Queen Mary has sadly recently passed away. Mary and Alf were a formidable Pearly duo – raising fun and funds together for over 30 years. Like Alf, Mary was a Londoner through and through, experiencing great changes in the City during her 95 years. In the wartime years she worked in the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. Along with many other ladies at that time she took on the hard and dangerous work of producing munitions for the British military. So she and Alf are now together again, as they were for so much of their life.
As is the Pearly tradition, Princess Diane is now Queen Diane.