King George V
George was born on 3 June 1865, in Marlborough House, London, as
the second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Albert Edward and
Alexandra. His father was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince
Albert. His mother was the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of
Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. As a son of the Prince of Wales,
George was styled His Royal Highness Prince George of Wales at birth.
He was baptised in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 7 July 1865
by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley. George preferred to
stay at home pursuing his hobbies of stamp collecting and game
shooting, and lived a life that later biographers would consider
dull because of its conventionality.