1. King George VI was posthumously awarded the Ordre de la Liberation by the French government in 1960, one of only two people to be awarded the medal after 1946.
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4. King George VI was interred initially in the Royal Vault until he was transferred to the King George VI Memorial Chapel inside St George's on 26 March 1969.
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7. In January 1946, King George VI addressed the United Nations at their first assembly, which was held in London, and reaffirmed "our faith in the equal rights of men and women and of nations great and small".
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17. King George VI was born at York Cottage, on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, during the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
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18. King George VI adopted the new title of Head of the Commonwealth.
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