Remember Yesteryear: 1917 The year when United Kingdom’s German royal family became British

Remember Yesteryear: 1917 The year when United Kingdom’s German royal family became British

Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruled over the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from June 15, 1888 to November 9, 1918. He was the eldest grandchild of the Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and was the cousin of King George V.

Queen Victoria was the last member of the House of Hanover and married the German Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Prince Albert was born at Schloss Rosenau, near Coburg, Germany. He was the second son of Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and his first wife, Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Ernest I was the last sovereign duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (as Ernest III) and, from 1826, the first sovereign duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Princess Louise was the paternal great-great-great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Louise was the only daughter of Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and his first wife Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

The House of Hanover (House of Brunswick-Lüneburg) was a German royal dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Hanover and provided monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1800. The House of Hanover ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from its creation in 1801 until the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.

1893 The German Royals of the United Kingdom

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1917 The German Royals become British

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George III (George William Frederick Hanover) – King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from October 25, 1760 – January 29, 1820. The Kingdom of Hanover became part of the German Empire upon unification in January 1871.
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz-Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from September 8 1761 – November 17, 1818.
Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a small north German duchy in the Holy Roman Empire.
Queen Charlotte was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a black African Moorish branch of the Portuguese Royal House.

Literary to her African appearance can be found in the poem penned to her on the occasion of her wedding to George III and the Coronation celebration that immediately followed.

Descended from the warlike Vandal race,
She still preserves that title in her face.
Tho’ shone their triumphs o’er Numidia’s plain,
And and Alusian fields their name retain;
They but subdued the southern world with arms,
She conquers still with her triumphant charms,
O! born for rule, – to whose victorious brow
The greatest monarch of the north must bow.

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George IV (George Augustus Frederick Hanover) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 29 January 1820 until 26 June 1830.

William IV (William Henry Hanover) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (now in Germany) from 26 June 1830 until his death in 20 June 1837.

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria Hanover) married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Her reign lasted from 20 June 1837 until 22 January 1901. She Ruled during a major expansion of the British Empire.
Queen Victoria-Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Prince Edward’s parents were the British monarch, George III, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Edward VII (Albert Edward Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. Edward VII was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
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George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) was grandson of Queen Victoria and King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death on 20 January 1936.

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936 when he became Duke of Windsor. Edward VIII was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. His brother was Albert, Second-in-line to the throne, who was the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
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King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until 6 February 1952. His brother Edward VIII was unmarried and had no children. Thus, Albert was the heir presumptive to the throne. His wife Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon Windsor known then as Queen Elizabeth consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
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