The oldest son of King George V and Queen Mary, Edward was born in London in 1894. He was made Prince of Wales in 1911 at Carnarvon, in Welsh called Caernarfon, Castle, Wales, and was the first Prince of Wales to deliver his address in Welsh. This medallion commemorates that event. The Prince became a great traveler, and was often called the empire’s salesman. After world war I, Edward traveled the globe promoting world peace, British trade, and the unity of the British Empire. His democratic spirit, charm, and diplomacy made him popular throughout the world, in Britain he was well-loved because of his interest in the living conditions of the underprivileged and working classes.