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King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52

Sitter associated with 455 portraits
The second son of George V and Queen Mary, he served in the navy (1909-17), and qualified as a pilot in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was President of the Industrial Welfare Society, an area of special concern. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923. He became King on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936. He and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother were held in great affection by the population for the courage and sense of duty they showed during the War. Following his death in 1952, he was succeeded by his eldest daughter who became Queen Elizabeth II.

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Wedding of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood and Marion (née Stein), Countess of Harewood

by Stanley Devon, for Graphic Photo Union
bromide press print, 29 September 1949
NPG x182306

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x34051

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x34052

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x34741

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x34742

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x35664

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Queen Elizabeth II with her parents, her son and sister.

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1951
NPG x35705

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Queen Elizabeth II with her parents, her son and sister.

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1951
NPG x35708

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1951
NPG x35825