The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and all Commonwealth realms.
In 1917, King George V adopted the name Windsor as the official name of the British Royal Family that had previously been the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The change of name occurred largely as a reaction to widespread anti-German sentiment during World War I. The present House of Windsor, including the present Queen, Elizabeth II, has family ties with most of the monarchs in Europe.
Over 100,000 people gathered in the English town of Windsor for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Fans traveled from all four corners of the globe to be a part of the most uniquely British of celebrations.
British royal "superfans" started to reserve their positions opposite Windsor Castle days ago, waiting for the royal wedding. Some retail and royals experts say the couple’s big day is likely to provide a shot in the arm to some sectors of the U.K. economy.
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Prince Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, will be marrying US actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018. So how will a foreign, divorced, feminist professional actress of mixed heritage be welcomed into the British royal family, and by the British people? Lars Bevanger has this postcard.