With Colin Firth winning the Academy Award Best Actor Oscar for playing King George VI in this movie, Best Acting Oscars have now gone to an actress and an actor playing Queen Elizabeth II (Dame Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)) and her father.
1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
After the abdication of Edward VIII, Bertie says to Logue "every Monarch in history has always succeeded someone who was dead, or just about to be." That is not entirely true, as there have been some exceptions. The most notable special case is James II, who fled England and was dethroned in absentia in 1688-9, lived in exile in France until his death in 1701, having outlived one of his successors (his daughter Mary II).
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
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