Did any of the royal family die during World War 2?
Prince George Duke of Kent in a plane accident
Answer: With the marriage of Victoria to the German prince, Albert, the name of the British royal family became Saxe-Coburg Gotha. Due to anti-German feeling during the First World War, the family name was changed, by royal proclamation, to that of Windsor in 1917. Although the name has changed, the family are still of German origin.
The Royals in World War II People rarely think of the King of the Commonwealth and his family during World War 2. King George was nearly killed by a bomb during the blitz. Did he leave? No, he said that all families in London do not get to run away from London and he and his family will not leave either. He served his country in support efforts. The current Queen Elizabeth was then Princess…
During World War I the name of the British Royal family (more correctly the name of the Royal House) was changed from Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor, because of anti-German sentiment during the war. While earlier periods of British history are referred to by the name of the monarch, for example, Victorian, Edwardian or Elizabethan, the expression "Windsor Era" is not generally used.
Queen Wilhelmina's daughter Princess Juliana went to live in Canada. Juliana took her children there. The queen and the rest of the Dutch royal family went to Britain during the war. They were able to return at the end of the war. I have provided a link for you below so you can read about the Dutch during World War 2.
The British Royal Family are descended from Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. Prince Albert was German and his family name was Battenberg from the House of Saxe-Coburg. At the time of the First World War, there was so much anti-German feeling that the Royal family changed their name to Mountbatten and their line to House of Windsor. As a general rule, the British people do not now refer to the Royal Family as…
Yes. it was dropped during World War I by King George, who adopted the House name of- Windsor. Hanover - also spelled as you have it, sounded too German when the Germans were the foes in the War. Hanover was also a popular brand of men's shoes, no longer extant. they made a fine copy of brown SS-style boots, I had one.