Prince of Wales Investiture, 1911

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The Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in Wales on this day in 1911, the first of the modern Investiture Ceremonies in Wales. The Prince eventually became King Edward VIII, who abdicated within the year to marry Wallis Simpson and became the Duke of Windsor.

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  1. The Prince of Wales looks terrified in these photos. But perhaps this was not really his idea. Even though he is the “star of the show”, his parents loom over him, particularly Queen Mary in her enormous hat! I think Prince Charles’ investiture was much more successful.

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