George V was the first British King in over 200 years not the have a German accent.
I admit to being a little surprised when I read this and feeling I might have come across some caricature about the Royal Family. Surely Edward VII as English as they came?
Well, it was from the near-impeccable source that is the Oxford Dictionary of British Biography, so I accept it. Edward was bought up by a German governess and always spoke German with his father (when they were speaking, that is).