GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Nov. 19, 1934

The Lords:

¶Received into their House the King's youngest son Prince George, technically a "commoner" until he took his seat last week. Loudly the Clerk read the new peer's letters patent from George V, creating Prince George "Duke of Kent, Earl of St. Andrews and Baron Downpatrick."

Then came the Lord Chancellor's writ of summons in the King-Emperor's name: "We strictly enjoin and command you to be faithful to the allegiance by which you are bound to us!"

Nervously in a voice that quivered, Kent swore "By God Almighty, I will be faithful...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!