1925 – Prince of Wales Royal Tour

Royal Tour

30 April – 29 July 1925

The young Prince of Wales, later to abdicate as King Edward VIII, visited South Africa in 1925. It was a grand affair with large welcomes at the all the extravagantly decorated towns he visited between his arrival on April 30th and his departure almost 3 months later on 29th July.

Using two beautiful carriages built by the South African Railways, the Royal Party toured Southern Africa visiting Cape Province, the Orange Free State, Basutoland, Natal, Transvaal, Swaziland, Southern & Northern Rhodesia and the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The Prince met local Royalty, visited Victoria Falls, played Golf and enjoyed exuberant African welcomes throughout his visit.



Post Office & Postmarks


  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.96
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.116
  • H.R.H. A Pictorial Biography – Edited by Edgar Middleton
  • www.tothevictoriafalls.com
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Terry Cowlard
  • Adam Goulding
  • James Gavin