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Royal doctor at Sandringham confirmed King George VI death in 1952 – Lynn News look-back part 1

The Lynn News is looking back 70 years to a sad day when King George VI died at the Sandringham royal estate on Wednesday, February 6, 1952. This is part one ...

The death of King George VI on Wednesday, February 6, 1952, was formally confirmed by Dr J Ansell, the Surgeon Apothecary to the Royal Household at Sandringham, the Lynn News and Advertiser reported.

Dr Ansell, of Wood Farm, Wolferton, had been summoned to Sandringham where the King had been found in his bed by a royal valet at 7.30am. Princess Elizabeth, who immediately became Queen, was informed of her father’s death while she was at the Royal Lodge in Kenya, on her way with the Duke of Edinburgh for their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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