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Well I had to look it up, SFA...it was  22 June 1911. "This was second of four such events held during the 20th century and the last to be attended by royal representatives of the great continental European empires."

Also, "George V's reign saw the rise of socialismcommunismfascismIrish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape of the British Empire."

And of course, he was the first Windsor monarch -- enough of that Germanic sounding Saxe-Coburg-Gotha name!

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Yes....no more saxe-coburh-gotha.

I’m still waiting for a Coronation.....not been one during my lifetime.

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Lessee...father Edward VII crowned in 1902, Then George V's son Edward who abdicated for Wallis Simpson, then second son wasn't he another George, Elizabeth's father?

Then Elizabeth's coronation, I can remember that one VERY well, we all listened on the radio wasn't it 1952? So I would have been seven years old!

But. but...what am I missing, that adds up to five British monarchs incoming, and Wikipedia claims only four 'such events' in the 20th century...maybe Edward VIII never had a coronation before his abdication?

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I’m pretty certain Edward VIII didn’t have a coronation.They tend to take place a year or so after ascending to the throne.

Elizabeth’s coronation was in June 1953.She became Queen in 1952.

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That must be it then SFA...five incoming monarchs, but only four coronations. 1953 -- I remember the family listening in our kitchen!

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It was the first major televised event here-leading to many families getting their first TV.

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How interesting, SFA! I do think we had a TV in 1953, my uncle was an early electronics whiz, he built a radio when he was in his teens, born 1909 maybe he built it in the 1920's...but I don't recall the coronation begin televised where we lived in Washington State...

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Ah SFA, what a treasure! Couldn't watch it in 1953, but here we are almost 70 years later...never too late...all to the tune of that old American patriotic song, My Country 'Tis of Thee! ;)

I loved the peeresses in their sparkling tiaras sitting together, facing their husbands the peers across the transept; and the Earl of Gloucester standing to greet his uncle the Duke of Mountbatten (or vice versa?). Anyway, Tink knows the original form of Mountbatten (maybe Battenburg?), it is another German name that got anglicized!

I am so very glad this got preserved, I smiled through the whole ten minutes I watched...and that Chapel of St. Edward? I am guessing that must be Edward the Confessor, one of the very early English kings so devout and saintly -- I read his biography long ago, don't recall much now but impressive at the time...

Oh and here is where that coronation link led, Margaret and Elizabeth when they were children. This has only been up on YouTube since late January, and already some 2.5 million hits, people VERY interested in the royals always... 

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I’ve got geo-blocked with video!Will try with a VPN...

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Geo-blocked; does that mean it won't play in your country? I do see that on YT sometimes...

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Afraid so...

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Abandoned coronation of Edward VIII
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The King in his coronation robes
Date 12 May 1937 (cancelled)
Location Westminster Abbey, London, England
Participants

The abandoned coronation of Edward VIII.. It was due to take place at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937. Preparations had already begun and souvenirs were on sale when he abdicated on 11 December 1936.

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Well that's the poignant end to that story then, SFA...to be continued by his younger brother. It's a nice post, ty

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