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1936::Two Queens and the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Updated: Apr 5

A look at Queen Elizabeth II's family tree.

1936::The Family Tree of the House of Saxe-Coburg

"1936::The Family Tree of the House of Saxe-Coburg"

Clip: Manchester Guardian

Manchester, England

1837::Queen Victoria of Great Britain

"1959::Queen Victoria of Great Britain"

Photo: (tbd)

In 1936, shortly after Prince Edward ascended to the British throne, the press released a chart which outlined his family tree. The House of Saxe-Coburg begins at the top with Queen Victoria's Grandfather, German Prince Francis Frederick Antony of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. It ends at the bottom with young Elizabeth, who eventually inherited the British throne. Her uncle, the newly crowned King Edward VIII, abdicated to his brother Albert shortly before his coronation. Albert reigned as King George VI until he died in 1952, leaving the throne to his firstborn child, Elizabeth.

1837::Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

"1837::Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain"

Photo Clip: Victoria Daily Times (1959)

VIctoria British Columbia

On Vancouver Island, Saxe Point in Esquimalt and the Coburg Peninsula in Colwood, known today as the Esquimalt Lagoon, are named after the House of Saxe-Coburg. The city of Victoria was named to honour Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837, shortly after her 18th birthday. She was coronated a year later and reigned for almost 64 years. She was Britain's longest-reigning monarch when she died on January 22, 1901. In 2016, however, Victoria's Great-Great Granddaughter beat her longstanding reign. Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, the longest-reigning monarch in world history, having reigned for over 70 years. She was 96 years old.


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