"King George V (1865-1936) - father of King George VI (1895-1952). One of the few men in history who can make that beard and moustache combination work (apart from Nicholas II who also looks great) and actually look wonderful in it."
The Three Queens in Mourning - King George VI died on February 6, 1952. This is a photo of Princess Elizabeth (the new Queen); Queen Mary (the King's mother) and Queen Elizabeth (the King's wife) making their way slowly into the chapel where the king’s body lay in state.
The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth in 1926, the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. At the time it was not expected that her father would become King, or that she would become Queen