100 Years of the British Royal Family

From weddings to funerals, births to coronations, and, of course, a few scandals in between.

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The world may change dramatically, but there's one thing that's for sure: The British Royal Family will endure. We're taking a look back from the days of King George V to Prince George.

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<p>Queen Mary and King George V leaves <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/news/a7820/tour-buckingham-palace/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Buckingham Palace</a>.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1916: Taking a Ride

Queen Mary and King George V leaves . 

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<p>King George V, Queen Mary, and the Prince of Wales are seen out in front of the British Officers' club.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1917: At the Club

King George V, Queen Mary, and the Prince of Wales are seen out in front of the British Officers' club. 

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<p>King George V and Queen Mary celebrate their silver anniversary. They married July 6, 1883.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1918: A Royal Anniversary

King George V and Queen Mary celebrate their silver anniversary. They married July 6, 1883.

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<p><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">King George V, Queen Mary, and their youngest son Prince John leave the Great Allied War Photographic Exhibition.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></span></p>
1919: Family Outing

King George V, Queen Mary, and their youngest son Prince John leave the Great Allied War Photographic Exhibition. 

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<p>The future <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a4415/king-george-queen-elizabeth-wedding-letter/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">King George VI</a>&nbsp;(then named Albert) is made Duke of York. Here, he poses while dressed in his robes for the House of Lords.</p>
1920: The Duke

The future  (then named Albert) is made Duke of York. Here, he poses while dressed in his robes for the House of Lords.

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<p>The Duke of York kicks off a charity football game between Tottenham Hotspurs and Corinthians.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1921: Game Time

The Duke of York kicks off a charity football game between Tottenham Hotspurs and Corinthians.

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<p>Princess Mary marries Viscount Lascelles<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1922: A Royal Wedding

Princess Mary marries Viscount Lascelles.

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<p>The Duke of York (the future King&nbsp;George VI)&nbsp;marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth and&nbsp;Queen Mother).&nbsp;Also this year, Princess Mary gives birth to George Lascelles (7th Earl of of Harewood)<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span></p>
1923: Another Royal Wedding

The Duke of York (the future King George VI) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mother). Also this year, Princess Mary gives birth to George Lascelles (7th Earl of of Harewood).

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<p>Princess Mary gives birth to a son,&nbsp;Gerald Lascelles.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1924: A Royal Baby

Princess Mary gives birth to a son, Gerald Lascelles.

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<p>The Duke of Kent, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, and George, Duke of York visit Balmoral Castle.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1925: Family Getaway

The Duke of Kent, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, and George, Duke of York visit Balmoral Castle. 

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<p>The Duke and Duchess of York hold Elizabeth (the future <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a4985/rare-photo-of-queen-elizabeth/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Queen Elizabeth II</a>)&nbsp;at her christening.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1926: A Future Queen is Born

The Duke and Duchess of York hold Elizabeth (the future ) at her christening. 

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<p>A portrait of the young future queen, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/news/a8023/princess-charlotte-balloons/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">great-granddaughter Charlotte</a>.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1927: Baby Queen

A portrait of the young future queen, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her .

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<p>King George V and Queen Mary in a carriage on their way to the Knights of St John Ceremony at Westminster Abbey.</p>
1928: Royals, En Route

King George V and Queen Mary in a carriage on their way to the Knights of St John Ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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<p>Princess Elizabeth on the platform at King's Cross station, about to depart with her Royal grandparents for Christmas holidays at their Norfolk country&nbsp;home, Sandringham<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span></p>
1929: Holiday Travels

Princess Elizabeth on the platform at King's Cross station, about to depart with her Royal grandparents for Christmas holidays at their Norfolk country home, Sandringham.

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<p>The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth&nbsp;pose&nbsp;with the new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/news/a8139/princess-margaret-peter-townsend-love-affair/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Princess Margaret</a>, who was born on August 21.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1930: Royal Sister

The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth pose with the new , who was born on August 21.

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<p>The Duke and Duchess of York accompany Princesses Elizabeth and niece Diana, at Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland, for the Golden Wedding celebrations of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, the Duchess's parents.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1931: Anniversary Celebration

The Duke and Duchess of York accompany Princesses Elizabeth and niece Diana, at Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland, for the Golden Wedding celebrations of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, the Duchess's parents.

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<p>Princess Elizabeth accompanies King George V and Queen Mary to a church service at Crathie, near Balmoral.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1932: Joining the Grandparents

Princess Elizabeth accompanies King George V and Queen Mary to a church service at Crathie, near Balmoral. 

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<p>King George V, the Duke and Duchess of York, and Princess Elizabeth take a trip in the Royal carriage<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span></p>
1933: Three Royal Generations

King George V, the Duke and Duchess of York, and Princess Elizabeth take a trip in the Royal carriage.

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<p>Prince George, Duke of Kent (son of George V and Queen Mary) marries Princess Marina<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span></p>
1934: A Royal Wedding

Prince George, Duke of Kent (son of George V and Queen Mary) marries Princess Marina.

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<p>Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret wave from the balcony with King George V and Queen Mary. Also this year, Prince Henry (son of George V and Queen Mary) marries Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, and King George V's sister, Princess Victoria, dies.</p>
1935: King George V's Silver Jubilee

Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret wave from the balcony with King George V and Queen Mary. Also this year, Prince Henry (son of George V and Queen Mary) marries Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, and King George V's sister, Princess Victoria, dies.

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<p>King&nbsp;George V dies, Edward ascends to become King Edward VIII, then abdicates the throne 326 days later&nbsp;to <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/news/a6398/king-edward-viii-wallis-simpson-photos/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">marry Wallis Simpson</a>. Here, he walks in his father's&nbsp;funeral&nbsp;procession with his brothers.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1936: Funeral For a King

King George V dies, Edward ascends to become King Edward VIII, then abdicates the throne 326 days later to . Here, he walks in his father's funeral procession with his brothers. 

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<p>After his brother abdicates the throne, the Duke of York becomes King George VI. Here, we see His Royal Highness with Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret on Coronation Day<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">.</span></p>
1937: A New King

After his brother abdicates the throne, the Duke of York becomes King George VI. Here, we see His Royal Highness with Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret on Coronation Day.

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<p>Queen Elizabeth, King George VI,&nbsp;Queen Mary (center) and Princesses&nbsp;Elizabeth and Margaret observe the presentation of new colors to Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1938: Royal Watching

Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, Queen Mary (center) and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret observe the presentation of new colors to Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace. 

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<p>King George VI and Queen Elizabeth sing a song at the King's Camp at Abergeldie Castle, with Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1939: King's Chorus

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth sing a song at the King's Camp at Abergeldie Castle, with Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth. 

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<p>The family poses together. Later this year, Buckingham Palace would be bombed during the Blitz, then again in November.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1940: The Dawn of a Difficult Time

The family poses together. Later this year, Buckingham Palace would be bombed during the Blitz, then again in November.

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<p>The King and Queen stayed in London during the war, and could be frequently out in public surveying damage. Here, they visit Salford.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1941: A Stiff Upper Lip

The King and Queen stayed in London during the war, and could be frequently out in public surveying damage. Here, they visit Salford. 

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<p>The King and Queen pose with Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth. This year, tragedy hits when Prince George, Duke of Kent (King George's brother) is killed in active service only weeks after his son Michael is born.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1942: The Family Gathers

The King and Queen pose with Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth. This year, tragedy hits when Prince George, Duke of Kent (King George's brother) is killed in active service only weeks after his son Michael is born. 

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<p>Queen Elizabeth leads King George VI, and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret around Sandringham Park, which was turned over to agricultural production to assist&nbsp;the war effort.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1943: Doing Their Part

Queen Elizabeth leads King George VI, and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret around Sandringham Park, which was turned over to agricultural production to assist the war effort. 

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<p>Here, we can see Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, doing technical repair work during her military service in WWII.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1944: The Princess Does Her Part

Here, we can see Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, doing technical repair work during her military service in WWII. 

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<p>King George VI and <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/news/g2939/cast-the-crown-real-life/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Winston Churchill</a>, who became close friends during WWII, appear together on balcony during Victory Day celebrations<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
1945: Victory Day

King George VI and , who became close friends during WWII, appear together on balcony during Victory Day celebrations

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