Royal visitors

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 1920

Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) arrived in Victoria on 2 April 1920 representing his father, King George V, to thank Australians for the part they played in World War 1.

During his visit to Australia, the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the ceremony held on 23 June 1920 in the Great Hall.

Photographs are courtesy, University of Sydney Archives, unless otherwise indicated. Click on photos for enlargement.


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The Prince's arrival at the University
Arrival of the Prince of Wales

Arrival of the Prince of Wales, photo from 'Hermes'.

A Guard of honour awaited the arrival of the Prince of Wales.

A Guard of honour awaited the arrival of the Prince of Wales.

His Royal Highness reviewed the Guard of Honour before the conferring ceremony.

His Royal Highness reviewed the Guard of Honour before the conferring ceremony.

Following the conferring ceremony
1920

'Here he comes!' Following conferral of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on 23 June 1920, there was great excitement amongst the students as the royal visitor approached the Quadrangle for the presentation of an address by the President of the SRC, photo, The Sydney Mail, 30 June 1920, Google News Archive.

Captain Allen, President of the Undergraduates Association, reading an address to the Prince.

Captain Allen, President of the Undergraduates Association, reading an address to the Prince of Wales.

The Prince of Wales responding to the address

The Prince of Wales responding to the address.

The Prince of Wales responding to the address

The Prince of Wales responding to the address, photo, SH, 25 June 1920, NLA Newspapers.

Memorial in the Vice-Chancellor's garden
A stone carving of the Prince of Wales

A stone carving of the Prince of Wales's feathers above a doorway in the Vice-Chancellor's courtyard.