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    British Royalty. King George Vi

    The King is Dead: Death of King George VI, February 1952 (Yorkshire Evening Post)

    Queen Elizabeth II and grandchildren

    King George VI and his wife in 1940 with Winston Churchill, who ordered the BBC to cut stammers and pauses out of the monarch's speeches because the king suffered from stuttering.

    George VI (1895-1952), father of Queen Elizabeth II. He became king unexpectedly when his brother Edward VII abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson. He had a terrible stammer, but nevertheless gave speeches and radio broadcasts. A heavy smoker, he had a lung removed when a malignant tumor was discovered. He died of coronary thrombosis at the age of 56. His wife, the Queen Mother, outlived him by 50 years.

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The King adored his wife and children and their love and protection made it possible for him to do his job.

    The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is third in line to the British throne.The Royal baby baby boy will displace Prince Harry, who will drop to fourth in line, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, to fifth.

    King George V. Anti-German sentiment during WWI caused him to change dynasty name from Saxe-Coburg Gotha to the House of Windsor. Older brother Prince Albert was in line for the throne, but died of pneumonia. George became successor and married his brother's fiance, Mary of Teck. Upon his death, his son Edward ascended the throne but later abdicated in favor of his relationship with American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. On that day "Bertie" became HM King George VI.

    A rare photo showing all of King George V and Queen Mary's children in the later childhood or teens. Back row : Prince Albert, Prince Edward and Prince Henry; front row : Prince John, Princess Mary and Prince George. circa 1915

    King George VI and the Queen Mother....

    Prince Charles with his grandfather King George VI

    The Queen Mother and King George VI on their wedding day.

    King George V and Queen Mary with their granddaughter Princess Elizabeth of York (later Queen Elizabeth II).

    King George VI walks with his wife Queen Elizabeth and daughter Princess Elizabeth shortly after his coronation in 1937. After George VI's death in 1952, Queen Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth.

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth cradle the newborn Princess Elizabeth, who would go on to become one of Britain's most enduring Queens.

    NEW OFFICIAL PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (born 1926) wears the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge emerald drops. The portrait, which is featured in a new edition of Keepers of the Kingdom, depicts the monarch wearing the robes of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the most senior order of Scottish chivalry

    Look a likes. Queen Elizabeth compared to her grandmother, Mary, wife to George V. Princess Eugenie (daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson) compared to her great-grandmother, who was Queen Elizabeth's mother.

    Bertie - Duke of York - later King George VI by Attract Marketing, via Flickr

    King George VI of England, died at age 56 of lung cancer and a heart attack