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Dedication

T
hanks to
D
on for going on all the
B
ritish
I
sles treks.

T
o
S
andra
B
yrd for helping to plan our excursions to

B
uckingham
P
alace and the
V
ictoria and
A
lbert
M
useum.

E
specially to
A
nnelise
R
obey and
M
eg
R
uley for finding this book

a great home with
L
ucia
M
acro, who loves the
E
dwardians too.

Names and Titles of Main British Royal Characters

A
note on the royals and their names:

Although it can be confusing, the names given to the royal children of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and King George V at their christenings were often different from the names used by their families. This was a family who loved nicknames. And to makes things even more confusing, when ascending to the throne, they could choose a new name. Hopefully the following will make navigating the royal family tree a bit easier.

Queen Victoria, called Gangan by the York children

Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria. His birth name was Albert Edward, and his family nickname was Bertie. Father of George, Duke of York, and grandfather (Grandpapa) to the York children

Alexandra of Denmark, Princess of Wales, mother (Mother dearest) of George, Duke of York, and grandmother (Grannie) of the York children

George, Duke of York, son of Edward and Alexandra, later King George V

May of Teck, Duchess of York, later Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary. Mother of six York children:

        
David, Prince of Wales, full name Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, later King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor.

        
Bertie (another one!), second son of King George and Queen Mary, full name Albert Frederick Arthur George. He later took the name King George VI, and was father of Queen Elizabeth II.

        
Mary, only daughter of King George and Queen Mary. Full name Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary.

        
Harry, fourth child of King George and Queen Mary, later the Duke of Gloucester. Full name Henry William Frederick Albert.

        
George, fifth child of King George and Queen Mary, later the Duke of Kent. Known as “George” as a child, he is sometimes confused with his brother George VI. Full name George Edward Alexander Edmund.

        
John (Johnnie), last child of King George and Queen Mary. Full name John Charles Francis. (Were they running out of fourth names at this time? Of course, the heir to the throne has seven given names.)

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