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THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.


THE SOVEREIGN.


His Most Excellent Majesty our Sovereign Lord George the fifth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

HIS MAJESTY George Frederick Ernest Albert, second and only surviving son of His late Majesty King Edward VII., and of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, born at Marlborough House, 3rd June, 1865; married at St. James's Palace, 6th July, 1893, H.S.H. Princess Victoria Mary (“May”) Augusta Louisa Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, now Her Majesty Queen Mary (born 26 May, 1867, Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, has Orders of the Victoria and Albert, and Crown of India, Mus. Doc., LL.D.), only daughter of H.H. the late Francis, Duke of Teck, and H.R.H. the late Princess Mary of Cambridge. Duchess of Teck; created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killarney, in the peerage of the United Kingdom, 1892, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, also in the peerage of the United Kingdom, 9 Nov. 1901; ascended the throne on the death of his father 6 May, 1910; crowned at Westminster Abbey, 22 June, 1911; entered the Royal Navy, 1877; Midshipman, 1880; Sub-Lieut. 1881; Lieutenant, 1885; Commander, 1891; Captain, 1893; (Personal Naval A.D.C. to Queen Victoria, 1887-1901; to King Edward, 1901); Rear-Admiral 1 Jan. 1901; Vice-Admiral, 26th June, 1903; Admiral, 1 March, 1907; Admiral of the Fleet, 7th May, 1910; gazetted General in the Army 1902, Field-Marshal 7th May, 1910; Field-Marshal in the Prussian Army 16th May, 1911; Colonel in-Chief 1st and 2nd Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, 10th (Prince of Wales’ Own Royal Hussars, King Edward’s Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regt.), Duke of Lancaster’s