Biography of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910

Paternal Family Tree: Wettin

Maternal Family Tree: Marie Elisabeth of Saxony Duchess Holstein Gottorp 1610-1684

1837 Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

1840 Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

1858 Appointment of Garter Knights

1861 Death of Prince Albert

1863 Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra

1874 Wedding of Prince Alfred and Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

1878 Double Royal Wedding

1901 Death of Queen Victoria

1902 Coronation of Edward VII

Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

On 20 Jun 1837 King William IV of the United Kingdom (age 71) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. His niece [his mother] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 18) succeeded I Queen Great Britain and Ireland. His brother Ernest Augustus King Hanover (age 66) succeeded King Hanover. Frederica Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort Hanover (age 59) by marriage Queen Consort Hanover.

At 5am Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 40) and Archbishop William Howley (age 71) went to Kensington Palace to inform the Princess she was now Queen. Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 40) was the first to address her as 'Your Majesty'.

Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

On 10 Feb 1840 [his father] Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 20) and [his mother] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 20) were married by Archibishop Charles Longley (age 45) at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She the daughter of Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn and Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn (age 53). He the son of Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 56) and Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg. They were first cousins. She a granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 09 Nov 1841 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 22) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 22). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (age 40). Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (age 4).

In 1858 George Phipps 2nd Marquess Normanby (age 38) was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia. During his term he hosted King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 16) and [his brother] Prince Alfred Windsor (age 13) at Government House.

1858 Appointment of Garter Knights

In 1858 [his mother] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 38) appointed five Knights of the Garter:

720th Frederick III King Prussia (age 26).

721st Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke Wellington (age 50).

722nd William Cavendish 7th Duke Devonshire (age 49).

723rd King Pedro V of Portugal (age 20).

724th The Prince of Wales (age 16).

The Diary of George Price Boyce 1858. 08 Feb 1858. February 8. On the road stopped to see the [his sister] Princess Royal (age 17) accompanied by her husband, the Prince Frederick of Prussia (age 26), [his father] Prince Albert (age 38) and the Prince of Wales (age 16) go by on her departure from England. She was flushed, and her eyes swollen and red and she had evidently been crying. The snow, the first this year, was falling and driving into her face. Yet she kept her veil up and bowed to the throng who lined the roads.

Note. Frederick (age 26) and Victoria (age 17) had married on the 25th of January 1858.

Death of Prince Albert

On 14 Dec 1861 [his father] Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 42) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. His wife, [his mother] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 42) never recovered from his death spending, more or less, the remainder of her life in mourning.

The Times. 24 Dec 1861. Yesterday, with little of the pomp and pageantry of a State ceremonial, but with every outward mark of respect, and with all the solemnity which befitted his high station and his public virties, the [his father] mortal remains of the husband (deceased) of our [his mother] Queen (age 42) were interred in the last resting-place of England's Sovereigns-the Chapel Royal of St. George's, Windsor [Map]. By the express desire of his Royal Highness the funeral was of the plainest and most private character; but in the Chapel, to do honour to his obsequies, were assembled all the chiefest men of the State, and throughout England, by every sign of sorrow and imourning, the nation manifested its sense of the loss wlhich it has sustaiined. Windsor itself wore an aspect of the most profound gloom. Every shop was closed and every blind drawn down. The streets were silent and almost deserted, and all wvho appeared abroad were dressed in the deepest mourning. The great bell of Windsor Castle [Map] clanged out: its doleful sound at intervals from an early hour, and minute bells were tolled also at St. John's Church. At the parish church of Cleover and at St. John's there were services in the morning and: aternoon, and the day was observed throughout the Royal borough in the strictest manner. The weather was in character with the occasion, a chill, damp air, with a dull leaden sky above, increased the gloom which hung over all. There were but few visitors in the town, for the procession did not pass beyond the immediate precincts of the Chapel and Castle, and none were admitted except those connected with the Castle andi their friends. At 11 o'clock a strong force of the A division took possession of the avenues leading to the Chapel Royal, and from that time only the guests specially invited and those who were to take part in the ceremonial were allowed to pass. Shortly afterwards a of honour of the Grenadier Guards, of which regiment his Royal Highness was Colonel, with the colonrs of the regiment shrouded in crape, marched in and took up its position before the principal entrance to the Chapel Royal. Another guard of honour from the same regiment was also on duty in the Quadrangle at the entrance to the State apartments. They were speedily followed by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards dismounted, and by two companies of the Fusileer Guards, who were drawn uip in single file along each side of the road by which the procession was to pass, from the Norman gateway to the Chapel door. The officers wore the deepest military mourning-scarves, sword-knots, and rosettes of crape. In the Rome Park was stationed a troop of Horse Artillery, which commenced firing minute guns at the end of the Long Walk, advancing slowly until it reached the Castle gates just at the close of the ceremony. The Ministers, the officers of the Queen's Household, and other distinguished personages who had been honoured with an invitation to attend the ceremonial, reached Windsor a special train from Paddington. They were met by carriages provided for them at the station, and began to arrive at the Chapel Royal soon after 11 o'clock. The Earl of Derby (age 62), the Archbishop of Canterbury (age 81), Earl Russell (age 69), and the Duke of Buccleuch were among the first to make their appearance, and as they alighted at the door of the Chapel they were received by the proper officials and conducted to the seats appointed for them in the Choir. In the Great Quadrangle were drawn up the hearse and the mourning coaches, and, all the preparations having been completed within the Castle, the procession began to be formed shortly before 12 o'clock. It had been originally intended that it should leave the Castle by the St. George's gate, and, proceeding down Castle-hill, approach the Chapel through Henry VII.'s gateway, but at a late hour this arrangement was changed, and the shorter route by the Norman gatewvay was chosen.

The crowd which had gradually collected at the foot of Castle-hill, owing to this change, saw nothing of the procession but the empty carriages as they returned to the Castle after setting down at the Chapel. The few spectators who were fortunate enough to gain admission to the Lower Ward stood in a narrow fringe along the edge of the flags in front of the houses of the Poor Knights, and their presence was the only exception to the strict privacy of the ceremonial. The Prince of Wales (age 20) and the other Royal mourners assembled in the Oak Room, but did not form part of the procession. They were conveyed to the Chapel in private carriages before the coffin was placed in the hearse, passing through St. George's gatewayinto the Lower Ward. In the first carriage were the Prince of Wales (age 20), [his brother] Prince Arthur (age 11), and the [his brother] Duke of Saxe Coburg (age 8). The Crown Prince of Prussia (age 30), the Duke of Brabant (age 26), and the Count of Flanders (age 24) followed in the next; and in the others were the Duke de Nemours (age 47), Prince Louis of Hesse (age 24), Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (age 38), and the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, with the gentlemen of their respective suites. Scarcely had they alighted at the door of Wolsey's Chapel, from which they were conducted through the Chapter Room to the door of the Chapel Royal to be in readiness to meet the coffin, when the first minute gun fired in tlhe distance, and the rattle of the troops reversing arms announced that the procession had started, and exactly at 12 o'clock the first mourning coach moved from under the Norman gateway. First came nine mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying the Physicians, Equerries, and other members of the household of the late Prince. In the last were the Lord Steward (age 63) (Earl St. Germans), the Lord Chamberlain (age 56) (Viscount Sidney), and the Master of the Horse (age 57) (the Marquis of Ailesbury). The carriages and trappings were of the plainest description; the horses had black velvet housings and feathers, but on the carriages there, were no feathers or ornaments of any kind. The mourning coaches were followed by one of the Queen's carriages, drawn by six horses, and attended by servants in State liveries, in which was the Groom of the Stole (age 26), Earl Spencer, carrying the crown, and a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord George Lennox, carrying the baton, sword, and hat of his late Royal Highness. Next escorted by a troop of the 2nd Life Guards, came the hearse, drawn by six black horses, which, like the carriages, was quite plain and unornamented. On the housings of the horses and on the sides of the hearse were emblazoned the scutcheons of Her Majesty and of the Prince, each surmounted by a, crown, the Prince's arms being in black and Her Majesty's in white. The procession was closed by four State carriages.

Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra

10 Mar 1863. William Powell Frith (age 44). Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra. The artist has depicted the moment when the Prince (age 21) is about to place the ring on the [his wife] Princess' (age 18) finger. The two little boys dressed in tartan are [his brother] Prince Leopold (age 9) and [his brother] Prince Arthur (age 12), Queen Victoria's youngest sons. At the top right of the painting the [his mother] Queen (age 43) herself looks down on the ceremony.

On 10 Mar 1863 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 21) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 18) were married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map]. She the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark (age 44) and Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark (age 45). He the son of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 43). They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 08 Jan 1864 [his son] Prince Albert Victor "Eddy" Windsor was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 22) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 19) at Frogmore House Frogmore Estate Home Park Windsor, Berkshire.

After 11 Jun 1864 Susan Charlotte Catherine Pelham-Clinton (age 25) became the mistress of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 22). She is believed by some to have had a child with the Prince although evidence is scant.

On 03 Jun 1865 [his son] George V King United Kingdom was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 23) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 20) at Marlborough House.

On 09 Nov 1866 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (age 21) and [his sister-in-law] Dagmar aka Maria Feodrovna Glücksburg (age 18) were married. She the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark (age 48) and Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark (age 49). He a great x 5 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 20 Feb 1867 [his daughter] Louise Windsor Duchess Fife was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 25) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 22) at Marlborough House.

On 06 Jul 1868 [his daughter] Princess Victoria Windsor was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 26) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 23) at Marlborough House.

In 1869 Violet Caroline Mordaunt Marchioness Bath was born to Lowry Cole 4th Earl Enniskillen (age 23) and Harriet Moncreiffe Lady Mordaunt (age 20) which came as something of a surprise to her husband Charles Mordaunt 10th Baronet (age 32). He sued for divorce threatening to bring the Prince of Wales (age 27) as a co-respondent he being one of her many lovers allegedly.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. As I was always fond of yachting I went for long cruises, usually accompanied by dear Maria Hill. We visited Trouville and Deauville, and in 1871, when I was at Trouville, the King, then Prince of Wales (age 27), came to tea with me on board the Sea Horse.

His Majesty honoured me with constant visits to my houses in town, Newmarket, and Cowes for many years, and I cannot write too enthusiastically about the pleasure I experienced from his agreeable visits and his kind friendship.

The King was a delightful companion, and he was most appreciative of my efforts to entertain him. We often discussed Art together, and those who say that a taste for High Art can only be acquired are quite wrong, for the King is a born artist.

On 26 Nov 1869 [his daughter] Maud Windsor Queen Consort Norway was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 28) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 24) at Marlborough House.

On 06 Apr 1871 [his daughter] Alexander John Windsor was born to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 29) and [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 26) at Sandringham House Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.

On 08 Aug 1871 Olga de Meyer was born at 14 William Street Lowndes Square. Possibly a daughter of the Prince of Wales (age 29).

On 01 Dec 1871 George Philip Cecil Arthur Stanhope 7th Earl Chesterfield (age 40) died of typhoid unmarried. His third cousin George Philip Stanhope 8th Earl Chesterfield (age 49) succeeded 8th Earl Chesterfield, 8th Baron Stanhope of Shelford in Nottinghamshire. He had been staying at Londesborough Lodge Scarborough with the Prince of Wales (age 30) who also contracted typhoid but survived.

Around 1872 Olivia Taylour unsuccessfully attempted, allegedly, to become the mistress of [his father] Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha. Around the same time her daughter Mary "Patsy" Fitzpatrick (age 16), aged sixteen, became the mistress of his son King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 30). She, Patsy, was married off to William Cornwallis-West (age 36).

Adeline Horsey Recollections. My hunting recollections would not be complete without including among them the occasion in '73 when I went to a meet at Belvoir [Map], and met his Majesty King Edward VII (age 31), then Prince of Wales, who was staying at the Castle. I was riding my famous horse "Dandy", who won the Billesdon Coplow Stakes at Croxton Park, and that morning I was much exercised in my mind about a proposal of marriage I had just received from Disraeli (age 68). My uncle Admiral Rous (age 77), had said to me, "My dear, you can't marry that d---d old Jew", but I had known Disraeli (age 68) all my life, and I liked him very well. He had, however, one drawback so far as I was concerned, and that was his breath - the ill odour of politics perhaps ! In ancient Rome a wife could divorce her husband if his breath were unpleasant, and had Dizzy (age 68) lived in those days his wife would have been able to divorce him without any difficulty. I was wondering whether I could possibly put up with this unfortunate attribute in a great man, when I met the King, who was graciously pleased to ride with me. In the course of our conversation I told him about Disraeli's (age 68) proposal and asked him whether he would advise me to accept it, but the King (age 31) said he did not think the marriage would be a very happy one.

I lunched with the Royal party at Belvoir Castle [Map], and as I rode home afterwards I felt well pleased that I had decided not to become the wife of a politician !

Wedding of Prince Alfred and Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

The Times. 02 Feb 1874. THE MARRIAGE FESTIVITIES IN RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURIG. Jan 31 Yesterday the [his brother] Duke (age 29) and Duchess of Edinburgh (age 20), the Prince (age 32) and [his wife] Princess of Wales (age 29), and [his brother] Prince Arthur (age 23) were present with all the Imperial family at the ball given by the Cesarewvitch. The Prince of Wales (age 32) wore the uniform of the Norfolk Militia and Prince Arthur (age 23) that of the Rifle Brigade. This evening a grand dinner, to which 400 guests are invited, will be given by the British Ambassador to the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany and Prince Arthur. Later on in the evening all the English Princes will go to the ball given at the Hall of the Nobles at 9:30.

Henry Chaplin A Memoir: 2 Family and Social Life Part II. The Prince of Wales (age 34) was admitted to the secret a very few days after his departure from Goodwood, and on August 2 [1876] we find him writing to Mr. Chaplin (age 35):

Let me offer you my most sincere congratulations on your engagement to one of the most charming young ladies whom I know and whom I have had the advantage of knowing ever since her childhood. I certainly did think you rather reticent at Goodwood when I hinted at the subject, as I had the Duke of Sutherland's permission to do so, but I now quite understand the reason, and you were, of course, undoubtedly right to follow the wishes of the young lady. Hoping that we may meet at Dunrobin in September, from Yours most sincerely,

ALBERT EDWARD (age 34).

1878 Double Royal Wedding

On 18 Feb 1878 a double Royal Wedding took place at Berlin. The brides were second-cousins.

Bernhard Saxe Meiningen III Duke Saxe Meiningen (age 26) and Charlotte Hohenzollern (age 17) were married. She the daughter of Frederick III King Prussia (age 46) and Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia (age 37). He the son of Georg II Duke of Saxe Meiningen (age 51). She a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Frederick Augustus II Grand Duke of Oldenburg (age 25) and Elisabeth Anna Hohenzollern (age 21) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

The event was attended by King Leopold II of Belgium (age 42) and his wife Marie Henriette of Austria, and the Prince of Wales (age 36) and his brother [his brother] Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn (age 27).

On 20 Oct 1885 [his brother-in-law] Prince Valdemar Glücksburg (age 26) and Princess Marie Orléans (age 20) were married in a civil ceremony at Château d'Eu [Map]. He the son of King Christian IX of Denmark (age 67) and Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark (age 68). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

29 May 1886. The current Putney Bridge [Map] was designed by Joseph Bazalgette (age 67). It was opened by the King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 44) and [his wife] Princess Alexandra (age 41) on 29 May 1886.

On 27 Jul 1889 [his son-in-law] Alexander Duff 1st Duke Fife (age 39) and [his daughter] Louise Windsor Duchess Fife (age 22) were married. She the daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 47) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 44). He the son of James Duff 5th Earl Fife and Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay Countess Fife. They were half third cousins. He a great grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 29 Apr 1890 Hermit (age 26) died at Blankney Hall. His skeleton was given to the Royal College of Vetinary Surgeons. A hoof was presented to the Prince of Wales who had it fashioned into an ink-stand, writing:

Marlborough House,

July 27/90.

My Dear Harry (age 49) — How kind of you to have sent me the hoof of dear old ! so prettily mounted, which I shall always greatly value and constantly use as an inkstand.

I am also very much touched by the kind expressions in your letter wishing me good luck with my racehorses. Though I can never expect to have the good fortune which attended the Dukes of Portland and Westminster, still I hope with patience to win one or more of the classic races with a horse bred by myself. I sincerely hope you may yet be able to come to Goodwood for a part of the time, at any rate.

Thanking you again for your kind remembrance of me and giving me so interesting a souvenir of your "best friend"

From yours very sincerely,

Albert Edward (age 48).

P.S.—I shall always take the shoe about with me.

Before 09 Aug 1891 Lieutenant Harry Tyrwhitt aka Tyrwhitt-Wilson (age 37) was appointed Equerry to the Prince of Wales (age 49).

Lifes Ebb And Flow Chapter IV. [Around Sep 1891]. In the autumn of 1891 the Duke and Duchess of Teck, with Princess May, were our guests at Easton. I remember that among the party were Lord Sandwich, Lord Richard Nevill, Count Albert Mensdorff, the Hon. Sidney Greville (age 24) (my husband’s brother, who was then equerry to the Prince of Wales (age 49)), my sister-in-law, Lady Eva Greville (age 31), the lifelong friend and companion of Queen Mary, Lord Chesterfield, Lord and Lady Alington, Lord Chelsea, Lord and Lady Bradford, Colonel Brabazon, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Colonel Stanley Clarke, and Lady Sophia Macnamara, who was in waiting on the Duchess of Teck.

At that house party the Prince of Wales (age 49) gave his consent to the engagement of his son, [his son] Prince Eddy (age 27), Duke of Clarence and Avondale, to Princess May. The prophecy of the Duchess of Teck that such an alliance would be popular was more than justified, but, to the great sorrow of all, the young prince died shortly after.

In her bereavement Princess May showed those gifts of character which have always distinguished her attitude to life and its responsibilities, and when some two years later sorrow was merged in the happiness of union with [his son] Prince George (age 26), now our King, all the world rejoiced with her.

On 06 Jul 1893 [his son] George V King United Kingdom (age 28) and [his daughter-in-law] Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England (age 26) were married at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She by marriage Duchess York. He the son of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 51) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 48). They were second cousin once removed. She a great granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

In 1896 [his son-in-law] Haakon VII King Norway (age 23) and [his daughter] Maud Windsor Queen Consort Norway (age 26) were married. She the daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 54) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 51). He the son of Frederick VIII King Denmark (age 52) and Louise of Sweden Queen Consort Denmark (age 44). They were first cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

Around 1898 Alice Frederica Edmonstone aka Keppel (age 29) became the mistress of King Edward VII (age 56). She remained his mistress for the remainder of his life.

On 24 May 1900 Sonia Rosemary Keppel was born to George Keppel (age 34) and Alice Frederica Edmonstone aka Keppel (age 32). Given that she was at the time the mistress of King Edward VII (age 58) there is some uncertainty as to whether George Keppel (age 34) was her father.

1901. Luke Fildes (age 57). Coronation Portrait of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 59).

Death of Queen Victoria

On 22 Jan 1901 [his mother] Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 81) died at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. Her son King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 59) succeeded VII King of the United Kingdom.

Around 04 Feb 1901 Wilfred William Ashley 1st Baron Mount Temple (age 33) and Amalia Mary Maud Cassel (age 21) were married. The Prince of Wales (age 59) attended some eighteen days before he acceeded the throne.

On 14 Mar 1901 Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford (age 43) was appointed 816th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 59).

In Jul 1901 Bishop Charles Gore (age 48) was appointed Chaplain in Ordinary to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 59).

In 1902 Arthur Charles Wellesley 4th Duke Wellington (age 52) was appointed 824th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 60).

On 30 May 1902 Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford (age 44) was invested 817th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 60). at Buckingham Palace [Map].

Coronation of Edward VII

On 09 Aug 1902 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 60) was crowned VII King of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey [Map]. [his wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 57) was crowned Queen Consort by Archbishop William Dalrymple Maclagan (age 76).

The current Kew Bridge [Map] was opened on 20 May 1903 by King Edward VII (age 61) and [his wife] Queen Alexandra (age 58).

1904. Emil Fuchs (age 37). Portrait of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 62).

In 1905 Charles Gordon-Lennox 7th Duke Richmond (age 59) was appointed 829th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 63).

The Times. 02 Feb 1905.

Her Royal Highness. [his daughter] Princess Louise (Duchess of Fife) (age 37) and the [his son-in-law] Duke of Fife (age 55), were invited to luncheon vith Their Majesties The King (age 63) and [his wife] Queen (age 60) to-day.

His Royal Highness [his son-in-law] Prince Charles of Denmark (age 32) left the Palace to-day to rejoin tho Danish Cruiser "Heindal," at Southampton, on his return to Denmark.

Mr. Victor Cavendish, M.P, Financial Scretary to the Treasury, Mr. F. P. Horner, Cormnissionor of Woods and Forests, and Lieut. Colonel R. F. Maunsell, R.A., Military Attache at Constantinople, had the honour-of being received by The King (age 63).

In 1906 Charles Robert Wynn Carington 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire (age 62) was appointed 832nd Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 64).

The Times. 02 Feb 1907.

Their Majesties the King (age 65) and [his wife] Queen (age 62), attended by the Countess of Gosford (age 51), the Hon. Charlotte Knollys (age 72), Captain the Hon. Seymour Fortescue, R.N (age 50), and Major F. Ponsonby, left the Palace this morning for the British Embassy, Paris.

[his daughter] Her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria (age 38) accompanied Their Majesties to Calais [Map], and proceeded to Christiania on a visit to Their Majesties the [his son-in-law] King (age 34) and [his daughter] Queen of Norway (age 37).

Lady Eva Dugdale and Colonel Sir Henry Knollys (age 66) (Comptroller and Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen of Norway (age 66) were in attendance upon Her Royal Highness. The King and Queen are travelling u the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster. The Countess of Gosford has succeeded Lady Alice Stanley as Lady in Waiting to Her Majesty.

The [his son] Prince of Wales (age 41), accompanied by Prince Edward of Wales (age 12), was present at Victoria Station, and took leave of the King (age 65) and Queen (age 62) on Their Majesties' departure for Paris. The Hon. Derek Keppel (age 43) was in attendance.

In 1908 Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe Milnes 1st Marquess of Crewe (age 49) was appointed 834th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 66).

In 1908 William George Spencer Scott Compton 5th Marquess Northampton (age 56) was invested 835th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 66).

In 1909 William Palmer 2nd Earl Selborne (age 49) was invested 837th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 67).

On 06 May 1910 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (age 68) died. His son [his son] George V King United Kingdom (age 44) succeeded V King of the United Kingdom. [his daughter-in-law] Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England (age 42) by marriage Queen Consort England.

On 20 May 1910 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (deceased) was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map].

1911. Luke Fildes (age 67). Drawing of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom on his deathbed.

On 08 Feb 1911 Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell 3rd Earl Cawdor (age 63) died. His son Hugh Campbell 4th Earl Cawdor (age 41) succeeded 4th Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin in Pembrokeshire. Joan Emily Thynne Countess Cawdor (age 38) by marriage Countess Cawdor of Castlemartin in Pembrokeshire.

09 Feb 1911. Times Newspaper Obituaries. DEATH OF LORD CAWDOR. We record with much regret that Lord Cawdor (age 63) died peacefully in his sleep at 5:45 yesterday morning, a few days before his 64th birthday. Baroness Cadogan (age 67) and the members of their family were present. He had keen ill for some time. We announced on November 30 that he was suffering from an attack of tonsilitis. Just before Christmns be caught a chill while recoveing from this attack, and had to enter a nursing home. Early in January his illness began to take a serious turn and since then, though he rallied wonderfully from time to time, he steadily lost strength. Royal Sympathy. The King and [his former wife] Queen Alexandra (age 66) have sent telegms expressing deep sympathy with the family.

On 19 Jun 1911 [his son-in-law] Alexander Duff 1st Duke Fife (age 61) was appointed 838th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

In 1912 Edward Grey 1st Viscount Fallodon (age 49) was appointed 846th Knight of the Garter by King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

On 20 Nov 1925 [his former wife] Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England (age 80) died.

Albert Edward Jacob Wilson was born to Jacob Wilson and Margaret Hedley. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom was his godfather.

Lifes Ebb And Flow Chapter IV. And so the tale unfolds. Our marriage took place in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, and the newspapers of the day made much of the "most brilliant wedding of a dozen seasons." I remember my surprise as I drove from our house in Carlton Gardens to the Abbey to find the way lined with interested crowds.

Among the guests were the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince and Princess Christian, the [his brother] Duke and Duchess of Connaught, [his sister] Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lorne), Princess Mary Adelaide (Duchess of Teck) and the Duke of Teck (parents of Queen Mary), with [his brother] Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, as my husband’s best man. The crush filled the Abbey from the choir to the door.

My twelve bridesmaids were all girl friends and relatives. They were: Blanche Maynard, my sister (now Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox), Lady Eva Greville, my husband’s only sister, my stepsisters, Millicent, Sybil, and Angela St. Clair Erskine (later Duchess of Sutherland, Countess of Westmorland, and Lady A. Forbes), Countess Feodore Gleichen (later a renowned sculptor), Lady Florence Bridgman (the present Countess of Harewood and mother of Viscount Lascelles), Miss Wombwell (Countess of Dartrey), Miss Mills, the first Lord Hillingdon’s daughter, Miss Violet Lindsay (now Violet, Duchess of Rutland), and Miss Ethel Milner (later Countess of Durham).

Charge of the Light Brigade

Adeline Horsey Recollections. The White Hall is full of Balaclava relics, including my husband's uniforms, and the head of "Ronald", the horse he rode when he led the Charge of the Light Brigade. I gave one of "Ronald's" hoofs, mounted as an inkstand, to the King, who expressed a great wish to have it as a souvenir. The illuminated addresses received by Lord Cardigan are in the Great Hall, and some of them are really works of art.

Royal Ancestors of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 21 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 27 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 22 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

Kings Scotland: Great x 17 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Royal Descendants of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910

George V King United Kingdom x 1

Maud Windsor Queen Consort Norway x 1

Ancestors of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1841-1910

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Josias Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Charlotte Johanna Waldeck Wildungen Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ernest Frederick Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Great x 3 Grandmother: Duchess Anna Sophie Of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anna Sophie Saxe Coburg Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert I Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Sophia Antonia Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Rudolph 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Ernest Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Heinrich XXIV Count Reuss of Ebersdorf

Great x 1 Grandmother: Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha 17 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: George August Count of Erbach Schonberg

Great x 2 Grandmother: Karoline Ernestine of Erbach Schonberg 16 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Christian Count of Stolberg Gedern

Great x 3 Grandmother: Ferdinande Henriette Countess of Stolberg Gedern 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Christine of Mecklenburg Güstrow 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Father: Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 15 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Duke Frederick III of Saxe Coburg Altenburg III 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Great x 2 Grandfather: Duke Ernest of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ernst Ludwig I Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 3 Grandmother: Luise Dorothea Saxe Meiningen Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Great x 1 Grandfather: Duke Augustus of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Bernhard I Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 3 Grandfather: Anton Ulrich Duke of Saxe Meiningen

Great x 2 Grandmother: Charlotte Saxe Meiningen Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

GrandMother: Duchess Louise Dorothea of Saxe Coburg Altenburg 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Christian Ludwig II Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 15 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Grand Duke Frederick Francis I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Francis Josias Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Charlotte Sophie Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Duchess Anna Sophie Of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Louise Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schwerin 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Johann August Saxe Coburg Altenburg 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

Great x 2 Grandmother: Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

Great x 4 Grandfather: King George I of Great Britain and Ireland Great Grand Son of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

Great x 3 Grandfather: King George II of Great Britain and Ireland Son of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Sophia Dorothea Hanover Queen Consort England 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Frederick Louis Hanover Prince of Wales Son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Frederick Hohenzollern 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Caroline Hohenzollern Queen Consort England 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: King George III of Great Britain and Ireland Grand Son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg I Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Duchess Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe Gotha Altenburg 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Augusta Saxe Coburg Altenburg 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg

GrandFather: Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn Son of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Duke Adolphus Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 12 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Duke Adolphus Frederick II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maria Katharina 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Charles Louis Frederick Duke of Mecklenburg 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Mother: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom Grand Daughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Josias Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Charlotte Johanna Waldeck Wildungen Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ernest Frederick Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Great x 3 Grandmother: Duchess Anna Sophie Of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anna Sophie Saxe Coburg Altenburg 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert I Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern 13 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ferdinand Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Sophia Antonia Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Rudolph 14 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Heinrich XXIV Count Reuss of Ebersdorf

Great x 1 Grandmother: Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha 17 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: George August Count of Erbach Schonberg

Great x 2 Grandmother: Karoline Ernestine of Erbach Schonberg 16 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Christian Count of Stolberg Gedern

Great x 3 Grandmother: Ferdinande Henriette Countess of Stolberg Gedern 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Christine of Mecklenburg Güstrow 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England