- n. the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I
“Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha gave her a snake ring to mark their engagement.”
“It records the Kaiser's one known joke, which came after he heard in July 1917 that George V was changing the name of the British royal family from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.”
“After Britain declared war on Germany in response to the German invasion of neutral Belgium, George cut off all connections between the royal family and all things German; he changed the name of his house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor to underline this transition.”
“The King of the Belgians is a scion of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, as is HM The Queen (Leopold I, first King of the Belgians, fixed it for Queen Victoria to marry his nephew Prince Albert), so swapping Monarchs would not involve too many mental gymnastics and we could then take the opportunity to divest ourselves of the slightly contentious requirement that our Monarchs not marry Catholics.”
“Regions have "embassies" in sprout-town even now, - without statutory legislation, or financial approval, financed by slush funds out of ODPM, like "Yorkshire Forward", so if regions ALL bow to sprout-town, who swears allegiance to HM, or the office of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha bloodline?”
“Ms. Gill's account of Victoria's family, and Albert's too -- they were first cousins, she belonging to the House of Hanover and he to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -- makes for hair-raising reading.”
“Windsor, the assumed name of the royal family — formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha — turns out to be outranked by about a third of the population.”
“And of course the British royal family, with a family name of Wettin and a dynastic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, magically became Windsor at that time.”
“Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, prince consort of Victoria of England”
“His grandsons were the Duke of Chartres and the Prince de Joinville, direct heirs of Louis XVI of France; another grandson of his was the Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.”
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