Monarchy of the United Kingdom

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Elizabeth II since 1952.

The Monarchy of the United Kingdom is the head of state of United Kingdom. The current monarch is Elizabeth II who has reigned since 1952. The queen is currently the head of the U.K and 15 other nations known as the commonwealth realms.

Monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland[change | change source]

House of Stuart[change | change source]


House of Hanover[change | change source]

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland[change | change source]

House of Hanover[change | change source]

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[change | change source]

The royal household changed its name to Saxe-Coburg-Gotha after Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but Victoria stayed part of the House of Hanover. With Monarchs it started in 1901. It ended in 1910 with the death of Edward VII, but the name was not changed until 1917 by George V

House of Windsor[change | change source]

In 1917 King George V changed the royal household's name to Windsor because the United Kingdom was at war with Germany and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is a German name. The house had officially ended in 1910 upon the death of Edward VII.

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[change | change source]

In 1921 Ireland was split into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland stayed part of the United Kingdom. However, the name was not changed until 6 years later.

House of Windsor[change | change source]