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Image 1 for Edward, Prince of Wales, goes surfing in Hawaii in 1920 (he's not very good).

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Edward, Prince of Wales, goes surfing in Hawaii in 1920 (he's not very good).

26 April 21


Wallis Simpson meanwhile was propping up the bar in the Pink Lady. 

The summary from the museum: “Waikiki Beach, Hawaii: PRINCE OF WALES (in the last seat of canoe) enjoys the exhilarating sport of 'Surfing'. Footage of a strange banana shaped canoe, six men are paddling and Edward, the Prince of Wales, sits on the end.

“He, like all the other men, is dressed in a bathing suit, he laughs at the camera. Panning shot following the canoe, while in the foreground are several men on surf boards. A large wave comes up behind the canoe and the surfers - with the canoe than surfing into shore.

"Cut to the Prince lying on his stomach on a surf board - he looks rather undignified, a Hawaiian man pushes his board along. Various shots of the Prince surfing (he keeps falling in).”

Archive Detective Ian Lording has been foraging again in the decaying files of British Pathé.

TAKE THE TRIP BACK TO 1920 HERE

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