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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

House of Windsor......................

King_George_V_1911_color-crop On this day in 1917, King George V declared- "Now, therefore, We, out of Our Royal Will and Authority, do hereby declare and announce that as from the date of this Our Royal Proclamation Our House and Family shall be styled and known as the House and Family of Windsor, and that all the descendants in the male line of Our said Grandmother Queen Victoria who are subjects of these Realms, other than female descendants who may marry or may have married, shall bear the said Name of Windsor" It was founded by King George V by royal proclamation on 17 July 1917, when he changed the name of his family from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a branch of the House of Wettin) to the English Windsor. Edward VII and, in turn, his son, George V, were members of the German ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by virtue of their descent from Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria. The King decided to change it due to the anti German sentiment of that time. From 1917 to 1919, George V also stripped 15 of his German relations—most of whom belonged to the House of Hanover—of their British titles and styles of prince and princess. I bet they were thrilled.

4 comments:

laurajane said...

I love your blog spot,full of great information ,and it twinkles and sparkles,you are clever.
Laura x

NanaDiana said...

I love getting a little history lesson when I visit here. xo Diana

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

You can just imagine the names they called him for stripping them of their titles!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow...how interesting!