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King Edward VII in carriage, Queensland, Australia


King Edward VII in carriage, Queensland, Australia



Wednesday 23rd June 1909 was the first time a reigning monarch had visited Gloucester since George III. Vast crowds lined the streets to watch the Royal procession, among them 7000 children who had been given time off school for the event..Photograph taken by Henry Mobsby, Queensland Government photographer visiting from Australia. King Edward VII is about to alight from his carriage to visit the Royal Agricultural Show in Gloucester, England in 1909..(Original photo held in the Gloucester Archives, England)

The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Founded by Ernest Anton, the sixth duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, it is the royal house of several European monarchies, and branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. It succeeded the House of Hanover as monarchs in the British Empire following the death of Queen Victoria. The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. Windsors were originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha that have provided five British monarchs to date, including four kings and the present queen, Elizabeth II. The name had a long association with the monarchy in Britain.

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Kaye, (Aussie~mobs), a "passionate collector and preserver of vintage photographs, especially those taken in Australia."

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