9. H.R.H. Prince Albert Fredrick Arthur George3 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (George Frederick Ernest Albert2 Hanover, Albert Edward1 Wettin) was born Norfolk 14 December 1895.(76) George VI died of lung cancer and heart attack 6 February 1952 near Sandringham, Norfolk, England, at 56 years of age. He was found dead at 7.15 a.m. by his under valet, who had brought him his cup of tea.(77) His body was interred 16 February 1952 in the Royal Vault, St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.(78)
He married Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon in Westminister Abbey, Westminister, London, England, 26 April 1923.(79) Elizabeth was born in London, Middlesex, England 4 August 1900. In an article on 1 April 2002 in The Times of London, under the headline of 'Unrealible evidence' they repeated a well known story that states that Elizabeth was born in London, possibly in an ambulance, or probably at her parents town house in Grosvenor Gardens. The exact place or circumstances are unknown and is a mystery. She was taken to the Bowes Lyon's country home at St. Paul's Waldenbury in Hertfordshire. She was there when the 42 days allowed to register a birth passed without it being registered. Lord Glamis finally went to the regster office on September 21st, and gave the place of birth as St. Paul's Waldenbury. The best that can be said for this is that it was a case of absent-mindedness. It was an offense under the 1861 Forgery Act to give an incorrect place of birth, with a posible sentence of life in penal servitude. The register did not know of this error, but fined him seven shillings sixpence for being late.(80) Elizabeth was the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck.
Elizabeth died 30 March 2002 at Royal Lodge, Windsor, Berkshire, England, at 101 years of age.(81) Her body was interred 9 April 2002 in the George VI chapel, St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.(82) She was christened at All Saint's Church, St Paul's Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, by Vicar Tristram Henry Valentine on 23 September 1900.(83) Elizabeth, Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne's child, resided with Claude St Paul's Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire 1900 to 1918. She and George VI resided at Royal Lodge, Windsor, Berkshire, England after 1923. Elizabeth became Hon. Gerald David Lascelles's godmother at his christening Goldesborough, near Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 4 October 1924.(84) At 25 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor H.M. Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Terrotories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc. London, Middlesex, England, 21 April 1926.(85) At 30 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Margaret Rose Windsor Tayside, Forfarshire, Scotland, 21 August 1930.(86) Elizabeth became Astrid Maud Ingeborg von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg's godmother at her christening 31 March 1932.(87) Elizabeth was made a Lady of the Garter December 1936. She resided at Clarence House, St. James Palace, Westminister, London, England after 1952. She resided at the Castle of Mey, Scotland, after 1953. She publically celebrated her 100th birthday in London, Middlesex, England, 4 August 2000.(88) Her funeral, a Church of England royal ceremonial, was held in Westminister Abbey, Westminister, London, England, 9 April 2002.(89) (90), (91), (92)
He was christened into the Church of England at St. Mary Magdalen Church, in Sandringham, Norfolk, on 17 February 1896.(93) The service was conducted by the Bishop of Norwich, assisted by the Reverend Edgar Sheppard, sub-dean of the Chapels Royal, Canon J.N. Dalton, and the Rectors of Sandringham, Wolferton and Dersingham(94)
He was confirmed in the Church of England by the Right Reverend William Boyd-Carpenter, bishop of Ripon in Sandringham, Norfolk, 7 April 1912.(95) The only persons present at the service, besides the bishop, were his parents, his sister and Edward, his elder brother.
He was created the Duke of York by George V in 3 June 1920.(96) He was also granted the titles of Earl of Inverness, Baron Killarney.
George VI, resided with Elizabeth at Royal Lodge, Windsor, Berkshire, England after 1923. At 30 years of age George VI became the father of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor H.M. Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Terrotories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc. London, Middlesex, England, 21 April 1926.(97) At 34 years of age George VI became the father of Margaret Rose Windsor Tayside, Forfarshire, Scotland, 21 August 1930.(98) He granted his wife Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon the title of Lady of the Garter in December 1936. George VI created H.R.H. The Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Saxe-Coburg and Gotha a peer with the title of Duke of Windsor, 8 May 1937.(99) The king qualified this grant by limiting the style of Royal Highness to Edward alone and denying that style to his wife or to any of his children. The constitutionality of this provision has been debated.
George VI was crowned King-Emperor of Britain & India in Westminister Abbey, Westminister, London, England, on 12 May 1937.(100) He awarded the Order of the Crown of India to Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott in 1937. The order was discontinued when India gained its independance. She was also made a Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire (GBE) the same year. She was made a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in 1948. In 1975 she was made a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath.
H.R.H. Prince Albert Fredrick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg and Gotha created Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh a peer 19 November 1947. Philip had previously announced that he renounced the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark. However, no document has been found in the British, Greek or Danish Royal Archives to this effect, nor did the monarchs of Greece or Denmark ever say that they received such a document. If there is no such document legally executed he remains a prince of Greece and Denmark; he simply declines to use those titles.
H.R.H. Prince Albert Fredrick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon had the following children:
+ 17 i. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary4 Windsor H.M. Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Terrotories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc. was born 21 April 1926.
+ 18 ii. Margaret Rose Windsor was born 21 August 1930.
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