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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › George_VIGeorge VI - Wikipedia

    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).

  2. George VI ascended the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.

  3. Geboorte en familie. De toekomstige George VI kreeg als eerste naam Albert en werd in de familiekring "Bertie" genoemd. Hij werd tijdens de regering van zijn overgrootmoeder koningin Victoria geboren in het York Cottage, een huis op het landgoed Sandringham in Norfolk, waar zijn ouders woonden.

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