The Prince of Wales in Italy


Even if this picture doesn’t have any caption, it was rather easy to identify these two men: the old man on the right is obviously Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III, whereas the young man on the left with a British uniform is His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales.

The prince was in Italy in 1917 and 1918. This photograph may have been taken in November 1917, when Edward was the aide-de-camp of the Earl of Cavan, Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Italy. Indeed, Cavan and Edward met the Italian King in Padua, after their arrival in Pavia on November 5, 1917.

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