King George V - Photographs
Below: A remarkable group of British and French leaders photographed on the British Front in 1918. King George is the Center.
The reigning King of England, son of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, who was a Danish princess, was born June 3, 1865. His marriage to Princess Victoria Mary, now Queen Mary, occurred in July. 1893. He ascended the throne on the death of his father. May 6, 1910. King George was crowned in Westminster Abbey in June, 1911.
The King and Queen of England have five sons—the Prince of Wales and heir-apparent, Edward Albert, and the Princes Albert Frederick. Henry William, George Edward, and John Charles—and one daughter. Princess Victoria Alexandra.
Great Britain's colonial empire includes the great English-speaking, practically self-governing countries of Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, the rich, densely populated Empire of India, the ancient land of Egypt, and smaller provinces and islands the world over.