I believe that has generally been the case, throughout history -- that the mother of a king is a queen mother. Of course, she must also be the widow of a king, which was not the case with Therese of Bavaria. Likewise, neither Paola of the Belgians nor Sofia of Spain is a widow.
Mary could indeed have been styled Queen Mother, had she chosen, as I believe some dowager queens in the past (at least in England) were, as mothers of kings. That was why I was wondering about France.
But of course, this didn't apply to either the dowager Princess of Wales (Augusta, mother of King George III) or the dowager Duchess of Kent (mother of Queen Victoria). The latter, however, tried to style herself thus, whereupon her daughter gently chided her, "No, Mama: you're the queen's mother."
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