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Re: The Coburgs
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Posted by Forrest Manning on 30/9/2019, 0:38:22, in reply to "The Coburgs
You forgot King George V who reigned as a Coburg until after WWI when he changed the family name to Windsor. While ruling as Coburgs, Edward and George also had crowns other than that of England-Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various parts of the empire. These 2 also reigned as Coburg emperors while they reigned over India. So, for a period of time, the Coburgs had many crowns.
I forgot that Edward VII was the first British king of the house of Coburg (technically, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha), so there was a period (1908-1910) when there were actually FOUR kings in Europe of that dynasty. They would have been the reigning monarchs of Portugal, the UK, Belgium, and Bulgaria.