years, members of the Royal Family made a number of 78s: mostly these
were taken from broadcasts such as the Christmas address to the nation,
but in the 1920s there were a few studio recordings. Special labels
were designed for each Royal record to make them stand apart from the
This talk on 'Sportsmanship' was recorded by the Prince of Wales in
1924: in 1936 he became Edward VIII on the death of King George V, but
abdicated before he was crowned because of his desire to marry Mrs.
Simpson, a divorcée: he became the Duke of Windsor. The real reason for
this recording becomes clear at the end: an appeal for charity for
injured ex-First-World-War servicemen, many of whom were having a very
The duration is 4m 03s and the file size is 2.8MB.