Prince of Wales in tomb of Washington

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The Prince of Wales photographed in the Tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

This is Edward, the Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), who "gave up his throne for the woman he loved."

The "New Tomb", in which George and his wife Martha are buried, opened in 1831 and their bodies were moved there from the "Old Tomb". Both are located on Washington's Mt. Vernon estate. In his will, he wrote: “my remains, with those of my deceased relatives (now in the old Vault) and such others of my family as may chuse to be entombed there, may be deposited.”
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The tangle of history that an old photo can evoke: 1919, Mt Vernon - the Prince of Wales pays his respects at the grave of George Washington, 140 years after the US fought for independence from England. One hundred years later, the US/Great Britain relationship is still intact - it's called a "Special Relationship" - but somewhat a little unsteady the past couple of years.
Jan 03, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
Pretty amazing sight - a Prince of England bowing his head to a President.
Jan 03, 2019 · Reply
Bea Clarissa
Is he the prince who married a divorced woman?
Jan 03, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
Yes, a twice divorced AMERICAN woman!
Jan 03, 2019 ·
Donna Clark McCormick
Sonof Groucho...first rule of Teeth Club, don’t talk about Teeth Club! 🤐
Jan 03, 2019 · Reply
Steven Melendez
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John Schiefelbein
Its all good ! Everyone gets there toes ticked from time to time !The USA has there back and they have ares .
Jan 04, 2019 · Reply
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