Saxe-Coburg (1902-1910)

Edward VII was the eldest son of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. In 1863 he married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 and they had 5 children, though his affairs were common knowledge and his reputation was frequently questioned. He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother in 1901, but his reign was short and he died in 1910. He was succeeded by his second son who became George V. Although George was crowned a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg, the family name was changed to the more English sounding Windsor during the First World War.