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Windsor History

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Royal Funerals at Windsor - Index Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Windsor Home Page State Visits in Windsor The Royal Windsor History Zone Index

The Funeral of King George V

Windsor

Tuesday, 28th January 1936

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Royal Funerals at Windsor - Index The Royal Windsor Home Page State Visits in Windsor

George V was born on 3rd June 1865 at Marlborough House, London, son of the future Edward VII and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. He was christened George Frederick Ernest Albert on 7th July 1865 and known as 'Georgie'. He entered the Royal Navy in 1877, becoming a vice-admiral in 1903. He married Queen Mary of Teck on 6th July 1893 in the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace. He had 6 children, his eldest son becoming Edward VIII in 1936, although he was never crowned, having abdicated in December 1936. George V's second son, became George VI in his stead. George V's other children were Mary, the Princess Royal, Prince Henry William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester, George Edward Alexander, Duke of Kent and Prince John Charles Francis.
  George V acceded to the throne upon the death of his father in 1910. It was George V who changed the official name of the monarchy to The House of Windsor in 1917, on July 17th. Their new name replaced the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha with its German connections which was no longer acceptable as the UK was at war with Germany.
  George V died on 20th January 1936 at Sandringham, Norfolk. His funeral took place on 28th January 1936 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle following the Lying-in-State in London. George V was succeeded by Edward VIII who subsequently abdicated in December 1936 in order to marry Mrs Wallace Simpson. There is more about The Abdication included in our article about HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

The Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall, London

The Funeral Procession passes
the Queen Victoria statue in Windsor

Foreign Heads of State follow the Funeral Cortege through the streets of Windsor

The Cortege procedes down to Lower Ward and turns right into
The Horseshoe Cloisters and St George's Chapel

The Cortege arrives at The West Door of St George's Chapel

The coffin lies on the catafalque in St George's Chapel

FLOWERS

Floral Tributes beside St. George's Chapel

See also

Royal Funerals at Windsor - Index Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Windsor Home Page State Visits in Windsor The Royal Windsor History Zone Index


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