The actual surname Wettin was not used or altered even as it passed from the original House of Wettin to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
. This changed after an overwhelming anti-German sentiment swept across Britain during World War I, prompting the monarchy to distance itself nominally from its Germanic roots.
Of course, the true British may have some sorrow at the departure of all members of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
to pastures new but, in these harsh economic times, we cannot support the notion that "we are all in this together" if, at the same time, the world's richest woman (ie, the Queen) adopts the role of a parasite on the UK economy.
1840: Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
. 1913: The bodies of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Scott and his party were found 13 months after they disappeared on their South Pole mission.
TODAY FEAST DAY OF SCHOLASTICA 1840: Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
. 1894: Harold Macmillan, Tory prime minister 1957-63, was born.
The modern Royal family was founded in the 1840s, when Queen Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Coburg, a Germany duchy, creating The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Sinn Fein, who refer to the Price as "Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
", say he should go the same way as the statue of Queen Victoria that was originally on the front lawn of Leinster House and was sold off to Australia.
1917: King George V dropped the German titles from the royal family and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Simeon Borissov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
(or Sakskoburggotski), born 16 June 1937, is the last reigning Bulgarian monarch, who served as prime minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005.
The Kings and Queens series, which has shown the 600-year royal journey over the past four years, will conclude with the launch of House of Windsor and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
stamps, the spokesman said.
The House of Windsor would not exist: they would have remained the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
, and would today, probably be minor German provincial princelings.
On his mother's side the family name prior to the taking of Windsor in World War I was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
I expected someone to ask the taboo question - why did the Queen's grandfather change the family name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
to Windsor in 1917?