The House of Windsor at 100: sons of the Crown


The House of Windsor is 100 on July 17th 2017 but don't expect a fanfare. This landmark is low key but there's no doubting that it is a moment in history. On July 17th 1917, King George V changed the name of his royal house and family from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor as anti German sentiment grew in World War One. The new dynasty he created on that day, by royal proclamation, remains one of the most famous in the world and has provided some of the best known regal stories of the past one hundred years. This special series is looking at the past, present and future of the Windsors and today it's the turn of the men. Welcome to the House of Windsor at 100, sons of the Crown.




Edward, Duke of Windsor
Eldest son of George V and Queen Mary



Born Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David on June 23rd 1894, Richmond
Title at birth His Highness Prince Edward of York
Title on accession of George V His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall
Created Prince of Wales on June 23rd 1910
Ascended as Edward VIII on January 20th 1936
Abdicated  on December 11th 1936
Created Duke of Windsor on March 8th 1937
Married Wallis Simpson on June 3rd 1937
Died May 28th 1972, Paris



King George VI
Second son of George V and Queen Mary



Born Albert Frederick Arthur George on December 14th 1895, Sandringham
Title at birth His Highness Prince Albert of York
Title on accession of George V His Royal Highness The Prince Albert
Created Duke of York on June 4th 1920
Married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on April 26th 1923
Children Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Ascended as George VI on December 11th 1936
Died February 6th 1952, Sandringham


Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Third son of King George V and Queen Mary



Born Henry William Frederick Albert on March 31st 1900, Sandringham
Title at birth His Royal Highness Prince Henry of York
Title on accession of George V His Royal Highness The Prince Henry
Created Duke of Gloucester on March 31st 1928
Married Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott on November 5th 1935
Children Prince William of Gloucester and Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Died June 10th 1974, Northamptonshire



George, Duke of Kent
Fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary



Born George Edward Alexander Edmund on December 20th 1902, Sandringham
Title at birth His Royal Highness Prince George of Wales
Title on accession of George V His Royal Highness The Prince George
Created Duke of Kent on October 12th 1934
Married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark on November 29th 1934
Children Edward, Duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy 
and Prince Michael of Kent
Died August 25th 1942, Scotland



Prince John
Fifth son of King George V and Queen Mary



Born John Charles Francis on July 12th 1905, Sandringham
Title at birth His Royal Highness Prince John of Wales
Title on accession of George V His Royal Highness The Prince John
Diagnosed with epilepsy in 1909
Died January 18th 1919, Sandringham




Charles, Prince of Wales
Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh



Born Charles Philip Arthur George on November 14th 1948, Buckingham Palace
Title at birth His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Edinburgh
Title on accession of Elizabeth II His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall
Created Prince of Wales on July 26th 1958
Married (1) Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th 1981 (divorced 1996(
(2) Camilla Parker-Bowles on April 9th 2005
Children (from first marriage) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales



Andrew, Duke of York
Second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 




Born Andrew Albert Christian Edward on February 19th 1960, Buckingham Palace
Title at birth His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew
Created Duke of York on July 23rd 1986
Married Sarah Ferguson on July 23rd 1986 (divorced 1996)
Children Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York


Edward, Earl of Wessex 
Third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh



Born Edward Antony Richard Louis on March 10th 1964, Buckingham Palace
Title at birth His Royal Highness The Prince Edward
Created Earl of Wessex on June 19th 1999
Married Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19th 1999
Children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn

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