The beloved king
Months after George VI’s passing, Queen Elizabeth II was still coping with her new duties. She sorely missed her father during the first couple of months after assuming the throne, but apparently, she wasn’t the only one mourning for the loss of the king.
George VI was praised by the British for choosing to stay in the country during World War II. As king, he could have easily scooped up his family and servants, hopped aboard a cruise ship or airplane, and landed on a faraway land, safe from the gunfire and bombs. Instead, he decided to stay and show his moral support for his countrymen.