Royal family: The queen’s grandfather, King George V, had a “horrible character” – except with a royal
It is quite common for grandparents to be warmer and more affectionate towards their grandchildren than they were towards their own children.
Whether it’s picking up kids for bad behavior but excusing their grandchildren for the same, or just being generally cranky with their kids but a delight with their grandchildren, it’s a common trend among families – and has even arisen in the royal family.
Leon Seltzer of Psychology Today explains, “Their attitude tends to be more tolerant, tolerant and forgiving …”
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King George V is remembered in the history books for being King in WWI, marrying his late brother’s fiancee, changing the family name from Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor, and, interestingly, , his obsession with stamp collecting.
But he is also well known for his fiery and fierce temperament.
Prince George, Duke of York, as he was then called, married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in 1893.
The couple had six children, Prince Edward (King Edward VIII), Prince Albert (King George VI), Princess Mary (Princess Royal), Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester), Prince George (Duke of Kent) and Prince John.
Later in life his children opened up about their father’s spooky explosions and the Earl of Derby revealed what the King told him when talking about his children.
He said, “My father was afraid of his mother; I was scared of my dad, and I’m going to make my kids scared of me.
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Despite King George V’s terrifying behavior towards his own children, there was one royal who melted his heart and against whom he could never show anger.
The Queen was much loved by her austere grandfather and even nicknamed him “Grandpa England”.
In turn, he called her “Lilibet”, the surname used for the Queen when she was too small to pronounce Elizabeth.
In his later years, the King’s relationship with his eldest son, Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor) deteriorated as he was deeply offended by his lack of sense of duty. son and his willingness to conduct business with newlyweds. women.
He even said: “After I die, the boy will go broke within 12 months.”
The king got closer to his son Prince Albert (later King George VI) and in 1935 is said to have said: The throne. “
The famous temperament of King George V is displayed in the Oscar-winning film, “The King’s Speech” (2009), where he is played by Michael Gambon and in “The Lost Prince” (2003), where Tom Hollander took on the role. .
The king died of a long illness on January 20, 1936. He was replaced by King Edward VIII but he abdicated in December of the same year and the throne was taken over by King George VI.
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