Published on September 11th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Win a House of Windsor Silver Proof Coin
As the House of Windsor celebrates its centenary in 2017 we have new competition for you. Two lucky winners will receive a House of Windsor £5 Silver Proof Coin worth £82.50.
2017 has already proved an exciting year for the Royal family. Only last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed Royal Baby Number Three was on its way. Also, Prince George, aged four started school last Thursday.
In November, Her Majesty the Queen and recently retired the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary. That is seventy years of marriage, quite an incredible achievement to a couple who have dedicated their lives to serving their country.
The History Behind the House of Windsor
The Royal Family’s name back in 1917 was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. During World War One, anti-German sentiment in the country led to the change in name to Windsor.
On the 17 July 1917, George V declared:
“Now, therefore, We, out of Our Royal Will and Authority, do hereby declare and announce that as from the date of this Our Royal Proclamation Our House and Family shall be styled and known as the House and Family of Windsor, and that all the descendants in the male line of Our said Grandmother Queen Victoria who are subjects of these Realms, other than female descendants who may marry or may have married, shall bear the said Name of Windsor.”
When Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Philip Mountbatten (The Duke of Edinburgh) Philip’s uncle, Lord Mountbatten assumed that the Royal House would become the House of Mountbatten. However, on hearing this, Queen Mary informed the Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He then advised The Queen to issue a royal proclamation that the Royal House would remain the House of Windsor.
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Win a House of Windsor Silver Proof £5 Coin
To mark the centenary of the House of Windsor, the Royal Mint has produced the only official UK coin to mark this event.
The design of this stunning coin is based on the Badge of the House of Windsor, approved by King George VI.
It is struck in 925 Sterling silver to Proof standard and is part of a Limited Edition of 10,000 coins.
Two lucky winners will each receive this House of Windsor Centenary 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin with an RRP value of £82.50.
For your chance to win, simply enter your name and email address into the box below and you’ll be automatically entered into our sweepstake.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 1st October 2017. The two lucky winners will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday 2nd October 2017.
Best of luck everyone!