King Edward VII’s first acts as sovereign in 1901

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King Edward VII’s first acts as sovereign in 1901. Top: Investing his grand-nephew, the German Crown Prince, with the Order of the Garter at Osborne, on 28 January 1901. Bottom: the King opening his first Parliament, on 14 February 1901.  Illustration for the Coronation Number of The Sphere, June 1902, to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 9 August 1902. Originally scheduled for 26 June of that year, the ceremony had been postponed because of the King's illness.

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