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His Royal Highness, Albert Duke of York

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Prince Albert was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary.  On the 4th of June, 1920, his father gave "Bertie" (as he was known to his family and close friends) the title, Duke of York.

Throughout his life, the Prince had the following titles:

His Highness Prince Albert of York (14 December 1895 – 28 May 1898)

His Royal Highness Prince Albert of York (28 May 1898 – 22 January 1901)

His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Cornwall and York (22 January 1901 – 9 November 1901)
 
His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Wales (9 November 1901 – 6 May 1910)
 
His Royal Highness The Prince Albert (6 May 1910 – 4 June 1920)

His Royal Highness The Duke of York (4 June 1920 – 11 December 1936)

His Majesty The King (11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952)

Before India became independent, George VI also had the following title:

His Imperial Majesty The King-Emperor (11 December 1936 – 14 August 1947)

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