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Fun fact the Czar of Russia the king of England and the Kaiser of Germany are first cousins through their maternal grandmother Queen Victoria.
This is what makes me laugh when people say "We'll never go to war with China because we are such huge economic partners". These leaders were straight up close blood relations.
And Germany and France were each others greatest trading partners prior to WWI. In this pic King George is wearing a German uniform perhaps because he had German estates inherited from his grandfather Prince Albert. Al_in_Ottawa
George changed the family name, from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the more politically-correct English Windsor in 1917.
George and Nicholas could have been mistaken for identical twins.
I thought everyone knew that.But then, I thought everyone knew their 'rights' under the Constitution.
Tsar Nicholas II was also a first cousin to both the Kaiser and George V. The First World War was truly a family affair.
Queen Vicki, sure was in heat wherever she roamed, wasn't she?
This appears to be one of the times when Willi swapped uniforms with a cousin. Wilhelm was clean shaven except for his upward pointed mustache, while Nicholas II had a full beard. There are also some where Wilhelm is in a British naval uniform and George V is in a German naval one
I believe back then, it was the custom for the visiting Head of State to wear a military uniform of the host country.