On February 6th 1951 King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died in his sleep at Sandringham House, he had reigned for fifteen years after his older brother abdicated the throne to marry an American divorce.
A reluctant ruler he proved to be a compliant one during the war he was nearly killed when Buckingham Palace was hit by a German bomb the king had been in the room at the time hit was hit and only escaped because he fled just in time. The palace was hit seven times throughout the war actually and made his wife Queen Elizabeth give one of her famous quotes “I’m glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face”.
At the time of his death Princess Elizabeth was on a month long tour of Canada, Princess Margaret however was so devastated by the death of her father the doctors had to sedate her such was her emotional grief.