The Duke and the Poor Running Pauper, 1920.

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George V, the King-Emperor, drives to the Derby at Epsom in 1920 without a single policeman or security man in view.
A beggar is able to run alongside the carriage and thrust his cap under the nose of Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, one of the King’s sons.
The medals just visible flapping on the man’s chest tell us he is an old soldier, so perhaps that is why the King and his companions show no alarm, guessing he is harmless.
via In Focus: The Prince and the Pauper | History Today.

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