Prince John of the United Kingdom

Prince John of the United Kingdom

Born Jul 12, 1905

The Prince John was a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary. The Prince had epilepsy and consequently was largely hidden from the public eye.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince John of the United Kingdom.


1905 Birth Prince John was born at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate on 12 July 1905, at 3:05 a.m. … Read More
1909 3 Years Old …  In 1909, John's great-aunt, the Dowager Empress of Russia wrote to her son, Emperor Nicholas II, that "George's children are very nice... … Read More
1910 4 Years Old When his father succeeded as George V upon Edward VII's death in 1910, John was awarded the title "His Royal Highness The Prince John".
1911 5 Years Old John did not attend his parents' coronation on 22 June 1911, as this was considered too risky for his health; nonetheless, cynics said that the family feared their reputation would be damaged by any incident involving him. … Read More
1912 6 Years Old In 1912 Prince George, who was nearest in age to John and his closest sibling, began St. Peter's Court Preparatory School at Broadstairs. … Read More
1913 7 Years Old John slowly disappeared from the public eye and no official portraits of him were commissioned after 1913.
1916 10 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1916, as his seizures became more frequent and severe, John was sent to live at Wood Farm, with Bill having charge of his care. … Read More


1918 12 Years Old …  He spent Christmas Day 1918 with his family at Sandringham House but was driven back to Wood Farm at night.
1919 13 Years Old 1 More Event
On 18 January 1919, after a severe seizure, John died in his sleep at Wood Farm at 5:30 p.m. … Read More
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