House of Windsor
George V (reigned from 1910-1936) and Mary of Teck. His son Edward VIII (abdicated in 1936) and Wallis Simpson. His other son, George VI (reigned 1936-1952) and…
Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth
The Duke and Duchess of York, (later King George and Queen Elizabeth...who would become "Queen Mother") with their firstborn, Princess Elizabeth, soon after her birth in April, 1926. At this time, the baby was not expected to ever become Queen, nor her father King, because he was only the "second son" of the reigning monarch. Little did they know that the "first son" would abdicate the throne and give his younger brother the inheritance of becoming King!
Three Queens in Mourning
The Three Queens in Mourning --- Daughter, mother, and wife of King George VI who died on February 6, 1952. Princess Elizabeth (the new Queen); Queen Mary (the King's mother) and Queen Elizabeth (the King's wife) making their way slowly into the chapel where the king’s body lay in state.