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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.


The Prince was baptised on 3 August 1905 at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham; his godparents were the King of Portugal; the Duke and Duchess of Sparta (his cousins); the Prince Carl of Denmark (his cousin); Princess Alexander of Teck (his cousin); Prince Johann of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (his eponymous great-granduncle); and the Duke of Fife (his uncle). … Read More
1911 5 Years Old Prince John had his first epileptic seizure at age four. He did not attend his father's coronation on 22 June 1911. … Read More
1916 10 Years Old In later years Winifred recalled John's excitement at seeing First World War zeppelins passing over Sandringham in 1916, his pleasure on meeting 'a real, live soldier' – her father Sergeant Frederick Thomas, who visited that same year – and a bicycle race between Prince John and his cousin Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later King Olav V of Norway). … Read More


1919 13 Years Old 1 More Event
After Prince John's burial on 21 January 1919 at Sandringham Church (the Church of St Mary Magdalene) the Queen wrote: … Read More
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