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The coronation of King George V took place on 22nd June 1911, but George Frederick Ernest Albert of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was the unpromising son of Edward VII.

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Unlike other monarchs of Britain, King George V had a very distinct personality. Some historians have called him a ‘dull’ man. Calling someone ‘dull’ is a matter of choice though and hence is very subjective. It was only because his ordinary lifestyle did not match up to a King’s status that he attracted controversies like these. One thing that makes him different though was his love for stamp collection. In a way, he not only shaped the structure of Monarchy in Britain but is someone who revived philately as a hobby. Considering his position and stature, he is considered as one of the most famous stamp collectors of the world.

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