Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prince George Wins Charleston Contest

March 27, 1929

Many are wondering what Queen Mary will say to her youngest son, Prince George, who has "attracted the attention of all European society," today when he won the Charleston Contest at the Sporting Casino at Cannes.

Prince George and his partner, the Marchioness of Milford,  competed against "dozens of expert partners.

According to the New York Times,  Prince George's victory "will not help him at Buckingham Palace," as King George V and Queen Mary "have frowned upon the eccentricities of the Charleston."  They also have forbidden the dance at court functions.

The identity of Prince George and his "pretty partner" were not known until after the award was given.  Afterwards, Prince George and Lady Milford Haven "gave an exhibition dance."

Prince George is in France "to perfect his knowledge of French.

Lady Milford Haven's husband is a cousin of King George.

1 comment:

Laura said...

What a fantastic story and really quite in keeping with how books describe the Duke of Kent's personality as well as Nada Milford Haven's. Love this!