An aide said the Prince had been "deeply touched" by mrs Marley's gift.
mrs Thatcher, no doubt believed that she would be Prime Minister one day.
The tragedy was compounded for mrs Estoya when she learned that her 21-year-old daughter, Victoria, had died as well.
1580s, abbreviation of mistress (q.v.), originally in all uses of that word. The plural Mmes. is an abbreviation of French mesdames, plural of madame, used in English to serve as the plural of Mrs., which is lacking. Pronunciation "missis" was considered vulgar at least into 18c. (cf missus). The Mrs. "one's wife" is from 1920.
One's wife; the LITTLE WOMAN: He wanted the missus to get some sleep (1833+)