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Edward VII

Edward VII, also known as Bertie, was the king of the United Kingdom whose reign followed that of his mother, Queen Victoria. Before becoming king, he was the Prince of Wales. (AUDIO: The Death of Captain Jack) The Edwardian era was named after him. (PROSE: In Case of Emergencies)

In 1881, when he was known as "Prince Bertie", the Kraals attempted to replace Edward with an android duplicate, but the Doctor and Jenny Flint stopped them. (PROSE: Madame Vastra)

Victoria was concerned that Bertie would not continue to fund the Torchwood Institute past her death. (AUDIO: Save Our Souls)

According to Jack Harkness, Edward did not see the point of the Torchwood Institute when he took over the throne, as he did not believe in aliens. Eventually Harkness was able to convince Edward to continue funding the institute when he took him on a trip to Paris. (AUDIO: The Torchwood Archive)

In 1902, Professor Challoner intended to conquer the Earth and prop up Edward as his proxy, using Temporal Reversion Devices. The King and Balmoral Castle were to be abducted by the Judoon. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)

Edward Grainger, who was born on 24 June 1906, was named after Edward, by which time he was the King. (PROSE: Childhood Living)

In September 1909, the Zygon warlord Brelarn plotted to assassinate King Edward during a visit to the Lake District. (PROSE: Sting of the Zygons)

The Doctor claimed to have met Edward VII in Paris. (TV: Inferno) The Sixth Doctor once attempted to take his companion Peri Brown to see Edward's coronation, at her request, but the TARDIS let them down. (PROSE: Retribution)

King Edward died on a Friday in May 1910 (PROSE: In Case of Emergencies) and was succeeded by his son George V. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)

He was the great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. (PROSE: Childhood Living)

Alternate timeline[]

In an alternate timeline in which John Hart married Queen Victoria, Bertie died just prior to the death of his mother, enabling John to become king. (AUDIO: The Death of Captain Jack)

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