I self portrait by Edward VIII painted during his time at Oxford University in 1912. From here.
Edward VIII during WW1.
“Prince Edward went to the front line as often as possible on something of a sight-seeing tour to boost the morale of the men. He became popular with the soldiers. It is quite remarkable to think that 100 years ago the heir to the throne could be placed so close to a war zone where there could have been things like unexploded mines” - Matthew Hayley, of the auctioneers Bonhams.
Tristan Rutherford, The Atlantic- "Where Nudism Took Off" —
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/.