The Reluctant King. Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George (1895--1952), 2nd son of King George V of England and the one his father wanted to succeed him. That wish came true when Albert's older brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated, paving the way for Prince Albert to become King George VI. Painted by Meredith Frampton R.A. (1894-1984). He served in The Artists Rifles in WWI.
The young Prince Edward, known in his family as David (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) in robes and coronet at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. He was said to have hated the entire ordeal and to have been very embarrassed by it.