House of Windsor

So long house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. On July 17, 1917, King George V issued a proclamation that officially changed the royal family’s last name to Windsor. The Saxe-Coburg-Gotha title came courtesy of Prince Albert and was proudly held throughout the Victorian and Edwardian age. But then World War I broke out and Germans (and the names they came with) weren’t terribly popular in Britain. Things got really … Continue reading House of Windsor