Royal family forgot to celebrate 100 years since being German

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The public are wondering when celebrations will begin to mark the 100 year anniversary since the Royal family simply changed their name to Windsor from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

German King of England, George V changed the family name in 1917, choosing to rename our Royal family after the castle he happened to be living in at the time.

Peter Thape from Barnsley arranged a street party to celebrate the historic centenary, which celebrated the close bond between our two countries.

‘We had German flags, pictures of great German leaders, music from Wagner – hardly anyone came,’ said Thape.

‘I found the whole thing really embarrassing; had to change my name,’ added Peter Barnsley.