Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy BIrthday, Prince of Wales

June 23, 1931

Britain's most eligible bachelor turned 37 today. Messages of congratulations from all over the world "poured into St. James's Palace," as the Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne, celebrates his birthday. Flags fluttered from government and other buildings, and a 21-gun salute was fired in Hyde Park in honor of the Prince.
The Prince of Wales carried out several engagements and had lunch with his parents, King George V and Queen Mary.
The Daily Express opined with "Perhaps before he is 38 he may gives a chance of toasting both the Prince and the Princess of Wales. Meanwhile, hats off to the premier bachelor of the kingdom."

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