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King George VI

(1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52

Sitter associated with 562 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 and 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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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38050

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38051

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38052

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38053

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37540

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37541

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37542

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37543

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37544

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37545

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37546

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37547

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37548

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37549

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37550

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37551

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37552

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37553

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37554

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King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 23 November 1949
NPG x37555

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