King George V & Queen Mary

Queen Mary and King George V
1893 - 1936
Queen Mary and King George V  

King George V and Queen Mary were married for 42 years. They dated for 4 months after getting together in Jul 1893. After a 2 months engagement they were married in Jul 1893. 42 years later King George V died, leaving behind his partner and 6 children.

They had 6 children, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (129), Albert Frederick Arthur George (128), Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary (126), Henry William Frederick Albert (123), George Edward Alexander Edmund (121) and John Charles Francis (118).

On Screen Matchups

King George V and Queen Mary were in The Diamond Queen(2012) together.


English Royal King George V was born George Frederick Ernest Albert Wettin on 3rd June, 1865 in Marlborough House, Westminster, Middlesex, London, England, UK and passed away on 20th Jan 1936 Sandringham House, Norfolk, London, England, United Kingdom aged 70. He is most remembered for King of England, Queen Victoria's grandson. His zodiac sign is Gemini.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1893 - May 1893 4 months
EngagedMay 1893 - Jul 1893 2 months, 1 day
MarriedJul 1893 - Jan 1936 42 years, 6 months
Total Jul 1893 - Jan 1936 42 years, 6 months

(6 July 1893 - 20 January 1936)
his death
6 children
In December 1891, May was engaged to her second cousin, once-removed, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. The choice of May as bride for the Duke owed much to Queen Victoria's fondness for her, as well as to her strong character and sense of duty. However, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale died six weeks later during the worldwide influenza pandemic that swept through Britain in the winter of 1891–2.
Albert Victor's brother, Prince George, Duke of York, now second in line to the throne, evidently became close to May during their shared period of mourning, and Queen Victoria still favoured May as a suitable candidate to marry a future king. In May 1893, George proposed, and May accepted. They were soon deeply in love, and their marriage was a success. George wrote to May every day they were apart and, unlike his father, never took a mistress.
May married Prince George, Duke of York, on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, in London. The new Duke and Duchess of York lived in York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and in apartments in St James's Palace. York Cottage was a modest house for royalty, but it was a favourite of George, who liked a relatively simple life. They had six children: Edward, Albert, Mary, Henry, George, and John.
The Duchess loved her children, but she put them in the care of a nanny.
Sometimes, Queen Mary appears to have been a distant mother. At first, she failed to notice the nanny's abuse of the young Princes Edward and Albert, and her youngest son, Prince John, was housed in a private farm on the Sandringham Estate, in the care of Mrs. Bill, perhaps to hide his epilepsy from the public. However, despite her austere public image and her strait-laced private life, Mary was a caring mother in many respects, revealing a fun-loving and frivolous side to her children and teaching them history and music. Edward wrote fondly of his mother in his memoirs: "Her soft voice, her cultivated mind, the cosy room overflowing with personal treasures were all inseparable ingredients of the happiness associated with this last hour of a child's day ... Such was my mother's pride in her children that everything that happened to each one was of the utmost importance to her. With the birth of each new child, Mama started an album in which she painstakingly recorded each progressive stage of our childhood". He expressed a less charitable view, however, in private letters to his wife after his mother's death: "My sadness was mixed with incredulity that any mother could have been so hard and cruel towards her eldest son for so many years and yet so demanding at the end without relenting a scrap. I'm afraid the fluids in her veins have always been as icy cold as they are now in death."
As Duke and Duchess of York, George and May carried out a variety of public duties. In 1897, she became the Patron of the London Needlework Guild in succession to her mother. The Guild, initially established as The London Guild in 1882, was renamed several times, and was named after Mary between 1914 and 2010.
On 22 January 1901, Queen Victoria died, and May's father-in-law, Albert Edward, ascended the throne as King Edward VII. For most of the rest of that year, George and May were styled TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. For eight months they toured the British Empire, visiting Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, Ceylon, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa and Canada. No royal had undertaken such an ambitious tour before. She broke down in tears at the thought of leaving her children, who were to be left in the care of their grandparents, for such a lengthy period of time.
George V died on 20 January 1936, after his physician, Lord Dawson of Penn, gave him an injection of morphine and cocaine which may have hastened his death. Queen Mary's eldest son, Edward, Prince of Wales, ascended the throne as Edward VIII. She was now officially Queen Mother, though she did not use that title and was instead known as Her Majesty Queen Mary.
Edward VIII
Later Duke of Windsor 23 June 1894 28 May 1972 Wallis Simpson None
George VI 14 December 1895 6 February 1952 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Elizabeth II
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Mary, Princess Royal 25 April 1897 28 March 1965 Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
The Honourable Gerald Lascelles
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester 31 March 1900 10 June 1974 Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott Prince William of Gloucester
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Prince George, Duke of Kent 20 December 1902 25 August 1942 Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
Prince Michael of Kent
Prince John 12 July 1905 18 January 1919 Never married None

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Relationship Timeline

12th July, 1905 - Child

20th October, 1902 - Child

31st March, 1900 - Child

25th April, 1897 - Child

14th December, 1895 - Child

23rd June, 1894 - Child

6th July, 1893 - Marriage

May, 1893 - Engagement

Couple Comparison

King George V
Queen Mary
King George V
Queen Mary
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 6" (168 cm)
5' 6" (168 cm)


Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick DavidMale23rd June, 1894129 years old
Albert Frederick Arthur GeorgeMale14th December, 1895128 years old
Victoria Alexandra Alice MaryFemale25th April, 1897126 years old
Henry William Frederick AlbertMale31st March, 1900123 years old
George Edward Alexander EdmundMale20th October, 1902121 years old
John Charles FrancisMale12th July, 1905118 years old

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