On this date 78 years ago, George VI was crowned King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland following the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII.
Here are a few things you may not know about King George VI.
First: If you’ve seen the film “The King’s Speech,” you know George VI had a stammer or stutter, which made him dread public speaking. He was also naturally left-handed and was forced to learn to write with his right hand.
Second: His full name was Albert Frederick Arthur George. He was named after his great-grandfather Prince Albert, the prince consort. He was known informally as “Bertie.” He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923.
Third: He took the name George VI to promote the continuity with the reign of his father and to help rebuild public trust in the monarchy following his brother’s abdication.
Our question: In which major sporting event did George VI participate?
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