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SA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: Britannia Lodge, Sons of England.

SA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: Britannia Lodge, Sons of England.SA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: Britannia Lodge, Sons of England.
Form: Circular with attached ring for a link ring to a narrow red-white-blue ribbon
By: E.G (?)
Date: 1925
Ref:  AM2: 191 (similar) & 193 (similar); Laidlaw: 0388;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
28.0 mmBronze7.4 gm$18

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust of the Prince in jacket, left. Signed: "E.G" on the truncation. Legend: "HRH THE PRINCE (left) OF WALES (right)".

Reverse: Across: ". PRESENTED . (in an arc) /. BY . / BRITANNIA LODGE / . No. 332 . S.O.E . / COMMEMORATION / . ROYAL VISIT . / (line) / . 1925 . (in an arc)".

Notes: AM2 191 is for Homeland Lodge and AM2 193 is for King Alfred Lodge.

Edward, Prince of Wales (1894-1972) was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. Edward became King Edward VIII when his father died in early 1936. He abdicated in December of that year in favour of marriage to the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. His younger brother then became King George VI.

Between 30th April and 29th July 1925 the Prince toured Southern Africa. On a Royal train provided by the South African Railways, he visiting Cape Province, the Orange Free State, Basutoland, Natal, Transvaal, Swaziland, Southern & Northern Rhodesia and the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

The Prince was initiated as a Freemason in 1919.