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.
2014 in film and TV : Clarissa Dickson-Wright, English television presenter, died March 15, at the age of 66. She was one half of the immensely popular cooking duo, "Two Fat Ladies" (pictured). Dickson-Wright is at the left, with Jennifer Paterson (1928-1999)