The future George VI was born at York Cottage, on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, during the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria. His father was Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V), the second and eldest surviving son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra).
The Queen's father, King George VI, was never meant to be king, but ascended the throne following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. He was staid, dutiful, hesitant and insecure – and the public loved him for it.
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Dec 04, 2019 · George VI served as king of the United Kingdom during World War II and was an important symbolic leader. He was succeeded by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.
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George VI, also called (1920–36) Prince Albert, duke of York, in full Albert Frederick Arthur George, (born December 14, 1895, Sandringham, Norfolk, England—died February 6, 1952, Sandringham), king of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952.
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- He had a very strict childhood — and his stammer didn't help. King George V was infamous for being a tough disciplinarian. His children "could be punished for something so slight as wearing the wrong kilt with the wrong jacket," biographer Anne Sebba describes in "The Windsors."
- His wife, Queen Elizabeth, was key during his reign. George married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, "the daughter of a minor Scottish aristocrat," on April 26, 1923.
- He didn't retreat during war. George attended naval training school and served during World War I; he was known as someone who would help defend the British naval forces and make the crew a cup of cocoa.
- He made history while eating hot dogs. In 1939, King George VI became the first reigning British monarch to set foot on American soil. His brother, Edward, had previously visited the US as a prince and had become a popular figure.
George VI became King unexpectedly following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, in December 1936. A conscientious and dedicated man, he worked hard to adapt to the role into which he was suddenly thrown. Reserved by nature, and of deep religious belief, he was helped in his work by his wife. He had married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923.
Jul 03, 2019 · George VI, who was known as Albert until he became king, was born to Prince George, then Duke of York (later King George V) and his wife, Mary of Teck. He was their second son, following the birth of his brother Edward the previous year. His birthday was also the 34th anniversary of the death of his great-grandfather, Prince Albert.
Aug 26, 2020 · Her Majesty’s father, George VI, died suddenly in his sleep on 6 February 1952. It was a moment that shocked the nation – cinemas, sports grounds and theatres were closed, television programmes were not broadcast, and even Parliament was adjourned as a mark of respect.
- I Guess You Can Sit With Us. George’s early reign was truly defined by World War Two. As he was constitutionally bound to support the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, George was also bound to back Chamberlain’s appeasement of Adolf Hitler.
- Do I Have To, Mom? On 11 December 1936—less than a year after inheriting the crown—Edward VIII abdicated his throne and left it to his younger brother, the future George VI.
- Fairy Tale Beginning. The same year he ended his interest in the married Lady Loughborough, George fell in love with his future wife, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
- I’d Take the Title Too. There’s some alternate universe where Elizabeth II is never born because her father married an Australian woman named Sheila, Lady Loughborough.
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for George VI (14 Dec 1895–6 Feb 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1446, citing St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
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