What is House of Windsor?

  • (noun): The British royal family since 1917.
    Synonyms: Windsor

House Of Windsor

The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. 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, due to the anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. Currently, the most prominent member of the House of Windsor is its head, Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning monarch of each of the Commonwealth realms. The House of Windsor, as the British Royal Family, has the legal and constitutional prerogatives and practices associated with that status.

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House Of Windsor - Members - Family Tree
... Wessex HRH The Countess of Wessex Lord Frederick Windsor Lady Gabriella Windsor HRH The Duke of Cambridge HRH The Duchess of Cambridge HRH Prince Harry of Wales Peter Phillips Zara Phillips HRH Princess Beatrice ...
List Of New Zealand Monarchs - Monarchs of New Zealand - House of Windsor
... The house name Windsor was adopted in 1917, during the First World War ... II, by royal proclamation, will remain part of the House of Windsor (even though their legal surname is Mountbatten-Windsor) ... Name Portrait Birth Marriages Death George V 6 May 1910–1936 3 June 1865 Marlborough House son of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark Mary of Teck 6 July 1893 St James's Palace 6 children 20 January 1936 ...

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