What were the final words of King George V?

In early 1936, Britain’s King George V, who triumphantly celebrated his Silver Jubilee only months earlier, lay in his bed at Sandringham House on the verge of death, surrounded by his family. Concerned with keeping his royal patient’s spirits up, the King’s physician reportedly suggested, “Your Majesty will soon be well enough to visit Bognor.” The King replied “Bugger Bognor” – and promptly died.
And why do I mention this on my blog on this of all days? Well, I’m off now for a couple of days to celebrate Christmas at the home of my wife’s twin sister. They live in Felpham, a pleasant village by the sea on the West Sussex coast that is literally next door to Bognor Regis. And, from some personal experience, I can confirm that the late King was a shrewd judge of place.
I hope that you have as good a Christmas as I hope to have.


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