God Save the King — and Please Hurry Him Along!

King Edward VII

Spectators at the Rathenau railway station in Brandenberg, Germany on February 9, 1909 hoped to get a chance to see United Kingdom’s King Edward VII. They got a bit more than they hoped for — specifically, a chance to hear the British national anthem, “God Save the King” played 16 or 17 times, while His Majesty struggled to squeeze into his clothes.


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