“My own name of course, what else?”

February 10, 2014

According to the Royal Fans:

On this very day in 1952, King George VI of the United Kingdom died…aged just 56…

Above all else during the accession, The Queen’s quiet composure in the face of such tragic circumstances are always remarked upon by experts. In the words of a member of her household ‘she bore it like a Queen’.

…Monarchs can choose a different regnal name to be known by. Elizabeth’s father’s real name was Prince Albert, though his choice of name settled at George. In immediate response to the question on her regnal name Elizabeth retorted, ‘why my own name of course, what else?’

To read the entire story at Royal Fans, please click here.

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

Queen Elizabeth in Coronation Robes 1953

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