- Windsor, house of
formerly (1901–17) House of Saxe-Coburg-GothaRoyal house of Britain, which succeeded the house of Hanover on the death of its last monarch, Queen Victoria.The dynastic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was that of Victoria's German-born husband, Prince Albert. The dynasty has included Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, and Elizabeth II. In view of the anti-German atmosphere of World War I, George V proclaimed in 1917 that all British male descendants of Queen Victoria would adopt the surname of Windsor.
* * *▪ royal house of the United Kingdomformerly (1901–17) Saxe-coburg-gotha, or Saxe-coburg And Gotha,the royal house of the United Kingdom, which succeeded the house of Hanover on the death of its last monarch, Queen Victoria, on Jan. 22, 1901. The dynasty has included Edward VII (reigned 1901–10), George V (1910–36), Edward VIII (1936), George VI (1936–52), and Elizabeth II (1952– ). The heir apparent is Charles, prince of Wales.The dynastic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, or Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) was that of Victoria's German-born husband, Albert, prince consort of Great Britain and Ireland. Their eldest son was Edward VII. During the anti-German atmosphere of World War I, George V declared by royal proclamation (July 17, 1917) that all descendants of Queen Victoria in the male line who were also British subjects would adopt the surname of “Windsor.”Queen Elizabeth II's children would normally have borne their father's surname, Mountbatten (which itself had been anglicized from “Battenberg”). In 1952, soon after her accession, however, she declared in council that her children and descendants would bear the surname Windsor. This decision was modified (Feb. 8, 1960) to the effect that issue other than those styled prince or princess and royal highness should bear the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
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