By Alynda Wheat
December 06, 2010 12:00 PM


HE WAS COURAGEOUS: George VI refused to leave London during WWII, even after the bombing of Buckingham Palace.

WAR HERO: He saw combat in WWI as a naval officer on board the HMS Collingwood.

A CORGI MAN: He began the royals’ love affair with the breed in the 1930s, when he bought one for daughters Elizabeth and Charlotte.

HARD TO GET? The future Queen Mum reportedly turned him down three times before agreeing to marry him.