King George VI

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George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death.


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1895/12/14 Albert Frederick Arthur George is born at York Cottage, on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England. Born Sandringham House Sandringham
1926/10/19 King George VI meets his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, at Logue's consulting office at 146 Harley St. Life
1937/04/12 Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. King Westminster Abbey, London London Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1938/11/08 During the state opening of Parliament, King George announces his happiness in accepting Franklin Roosevelt's invitation and warmly welcomes this practical expression of good feeling between the two countries. King House of Commons Palace of Westminster King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/08 Guests assemble in the White House's East Room before moving to the State Dining Room for dinner, served on a gold table service in use since the Madison administration. Guest White House East Room The White House King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/08 Guests assemble in the White House's East Room before moving to the State Dining Room for dinner, served on a gold table service in use since the Madison administration. Guest White House East Room The White House King George and Queen Elizabeth Whitehouse Banquet
1939/06/09 With the grounds closed to the public, King George VI, a direct descendant of George III, lays a wreath upon Washington's sarcophagus. After the solemn presentation, the royal party are escorted through the Mansion and gardens. Guest Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/09 President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt take George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the USS Potomac from Washington, DC, to George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. Guest USS POTOMAC (yacht) Oakland King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/10 After a public reception, the King and Queen are driven by automobile to Fort Hancock and board the Navy destroyer USS Washington where they will sail for The Battery on Manhattan Island, New York City. Guest Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District Sandy Hook King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/10 The Royal motorcade arrives at Perylon Hall and is welcomed by the fair's president, Grover Whalen. Whalen leads the couple into the Hall's private elevator. As they ascended the king turns and ask him, "When do we eat?" Guest 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds New York City King George and Queen Elizabeth Visit the New York World's Fair
1939/06/10 The British Royal party, fair dignitaries and government officials enjoy an American Menu lunch in the Federal Building. The cost of the meal is $1.50 per plate, but the wines are gifts. Guest 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds New York City 1939 New York World's Fair
1939/06/10 The British Royal party, fair dignitaries and government officials enjoy an American Menu lunch in the Federal Building. The cost of the meal is $1.50 per plate, but the wines are gifts. Guest 1939 New York World's Fair Grounds New York City King George and Queen Elizabeth's New York World's Fair Lunch
1939/06/10 King George and Queen Elizabeth sign the guest book and review the original 1754 charter that established Kings College. The 15 minute ceremony closes with the playing of the Star Spangle Banner and the Royals motoring off to Hyde Park, NY. Guest Low Memorial Library New York City King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/10 George VI and Queen Elizabeth have a casual dinner with the Roosevelts at "Springwood". Guest Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site Hyde Park, NY King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/11 King George and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King ride with Franklin D Roosevelt in the president's car as they are driven away from St James Church. Guest St James Episcopal Church, Hyde Park Hyde Park, NY King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/11 King George VI enjoys a second hot dog and beer with Franklin Roosevelt. Guest Top Cottage Hyde Park, NY Hot dog King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1940/05/10 At Buckingham Palace, Neville Chamberlain resigns the office of Prime Minister and advises George VI to bring in Churchill. Chamberlain will tell the nation "...you and I must rally behind our new leader...with unshakable courage...." British King Buckingham Palace London United Kingdom Enters World War II
1949/09/29 King George VI and other members of the royal family attend the nuptials of Marion Stein and George Lascelles. Guest Church of St Mark's, Mayfair London
1952/02/07 Churchill pays tribute to King George VI as a "model" sovereign in a eulogy broadcast from London. In Memoriam
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