Thursday, December 15, 2016

the newest royal salesman

December 15, 1936

The newest royal "salesman" is 14-month-old Prince Edward of Kent, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.   According to the Associated Press, the toddler prince "took over his duties with a flourish.

The little prince's photograph was "plastered" all over the front pages of the London newspapers.  He apparently has been "designated to become the royal family's personality prince."

The photographs show Prince Edward "waving gaily, registering pleased curiosity, smiling, and laughing."

This was the first time that photographers were invited to photograph members of the royal family, and "snap pictures at will."

The Duchess of Kent - the former Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark - expects a second child later this month.   The Duke of Kent is the youngest brother of King George VI.

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