Prince George, Duke of York, holding his firstborn son, Edward, 1894.
The baby grew up to be King Edward VIII. George became King George V in 1910.
Photo from the Royal Collection.
Drawing by Olive Snell
Saw this in a book shop in York today and thought those kids looked familiar..!
Edward visiting coal miner
Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), in Africa, 1928 and 1930.
Like most during that period, on his first trip to Africa, the Prince took great pleasure in hunting the African wildlife - mainly targeting the ‘Big Five’. Despite his initial enjoyment, however, after learning of the rapid decline of animal numbers, due to the increasing popularity of a new method of hunting from cars, Edward became increasingly passionate to conserve the majestic creatures of Africa.
Upon his return in 1930, Edward took to shooting the animals again, this time, replacing his gun with a camera. He was among the first to campaign for the conversation of African wildlife, with friend, Denys Finch Hatton, and the Prince’s legacy in Africa remains today in the form of the Serengeti National Park.
John Archibald Alexander Berrie (1887-1962): Portrait of Edward Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor, 1894 -1972
Statue of Edward Prince of Wales at Old College Aberystwyth [x]
The 1921 ceremony marking the unveiling of the Chattri memorial can be seen on this British Pathe clip via You Tube.
For details of this Sunday’s ceremony, see the Chattri Memorial Group’s website at http://www.chattri.org/.
The children of the Duke and Duchess of York with the Queen’s Indian attendant, Sheik Abdullah, 1898 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.44 1897-1899]
|This guy takes part in the Heythrop Hunt in Oxfordshire, take a guess who he reminded me of? 1.bp.blogspot(.)com/-wXyZcV6883I/UUBY2v6yA8I/AAAAAAAAFaM/QBnzopbHhnI/s1600/IMG_5834(.)JPG|
Yep, I see it! I did not know guys still dressed like that for hunts in the UK. Wish they did here!