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The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII, photographed on 20 May 1910. In May 1910, European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of King Edward VII. Among the mourners were nine reigning kings, who were photographed together in what very well may be the only photograph of nine reigning kings ever taken. Of the nine sovereigns pictured, four would be deposed and one assassinated. Within five years, Britain and Belgium would be at war with Germany and Bulgaria. Only five of the nine monarchies represented in the photo still exist today.



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Enrique Vila-Matas, Mac y su contratiempo. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 2017, p. 264.