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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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Prince John of the United Kingdom's personal information overview.
Birthday
12 July 1905
home town
York Cottage
Death Place
Wood Farm

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    TEENAGE
  • 1919
    Age 13
    On 18 January 1919, after a severe seizure, John died in his sleep at Wood Farm at 5:30 p.m.
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  • 1918
    Age 12
    He spent Christmas Day 1918 with his family at Sandringham House but was driven back to Wood Farm at night.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Age 10
    After the summer of 1916, John was rarely seen outside the Sandringham Estate and passed solely into Bill's care.
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    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.
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  • 1913
    Age 7
    John slowly disappeared from the public eye and no official portraits of him were commissioned after 1913.
  • 1912
    Age 6
    In 1912 Prince George, who was nearest in age to John and his closest sibling, began St. Peter's Court Preparatory School at Broadstairs.
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  • 1911
    Age 5
    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.
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  • 1910
    Age 4
    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".
  • 1909
    Age 3
    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...
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  • 1905
    Born
    Prince John was born at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate on 12 July 1905, at 3:05 a.m.
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