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The Postponed Coronation and Appendix Operation of King Edward VII – 24 June 1902

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 24 June 1902, and two days before his coronation, King Edward VII (aka ‘Bertie) was diagnosed with appendicitis and underwent an emergency operation. Thankfully, the operation was a complete success and the king was smoking cigars in his bed the following day – although the coronation had to be postponed and did not take […]