Apr 26 2013

 

 

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England's King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria, died on May 6, 1910. Two weeks later he was buried in one of the grandest funerals ever seen in Europe. Royal watchers claim it was the largest gathering of royalty (to this day) ever to take place.

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The list of those attending was astounding. The above is a photograph of the nine European Monarchs who attended the funeral:

The nine European Monarchs who attended the funeral, photographed at Windsor Castle on 20 May 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.