Monday, 26 August 2013

GEORGE III

HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE THIRD (1738-1820)
by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith

3 comments :

rory collins said...

You missed one of his other proclaimed titles "King of France!"

Timothy Belmont said...

Seemingly the King dropped the style "king of France" in 1801,

In Great Britain, George III used the official style "George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and so forth". In 1801, when Great Britain united with Ireland, he dropped the title of king of France, which had been used for every English monarch since Edward III's claim to the French throne in the medieval period.[89] His style became "George the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith."[124]

rory collins said...

Some might say that the British were "plus royaliste que le roi" in that our king of france outlasted their king of france!