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Edward VII

King of United Kingdom
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: Buckingham Palace
Country: British
BirthDay: 9 November 1841
Died On: May 6, 1910
Education: Christ Church, Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge
BIOGRAPHY

Edward VII was bornon 9 November 1841 in Buckingham Palace, British, is King of United Kingdom. Edward VII served as the King of United Kingdom, British Dominion and Emperor of India from 1901 to 1910. Eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Edward was the longest-serving heir apparent to the British throne before his accession in 1901. Furthermore, he holds the record for the longest serving holder of the title, Prince of Wales till date, closely followed by his great-great-grandson, Charles, current Prince of Wales. Edward jumped to fame even before his term of reign but due to wrong reasons. Highly self-indulgent, Edward was known as a womanizer and Casanova. His playboy reputation soured his relationship with his mother, Queen Victoria, who abstained him from pursuing any political duties during her term. As such, Edward in his early years mostly served as the British representative abroad. His tours, especially to that of North America and Indian subcontinent, were highly successful. During his short term of reign, Edward played an instrumental role in reforming the British Army and Navy. He also acted as the ‘peacemaker’ between England and France by fostering good relations between the two nations. Under his kingship, traditional ceremonies were largely publicized and royal socializing highly magnified. The only political hitch in his rule came in the form of constitutional crisis which was resolved posthumously. Edward VII was succeeded by his second son, King George V

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1910

On April 27, 1910 he returned to Buckingham Palace from Biarritz after a period of convalesce

1909

In 1909, he momentarily lost consciousness during a state visit in Berlin

1907

This persistent habit led to rodent cancer which was eventually treated in 1907

1863

The two hit it off from the start and were eventually married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on March 10, 1863

1861

Edward first met Princess Alexandra of Denmark in Germany 1861

1859

Following a rigorous educational routine, he matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1859

1841

King Edward VII was born as Albert Edward to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, on November 9, 1841 in Buckingham Palace

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