Col. Paul Rodzianko

Was browsing around Irish showjumping sites, trying to get up to date with what’s going on, as it has been a while since I have taken more than a passing interest, and on the army’s equitation site came across mention of Col. Paul Rodzianko. As he sounded interesting I googled him, and came across this little story on Castle Leslie’s website:

His only known failure was trying to teach riding to Edward VIII while he was still Prince of Wales. After six horrific weeks Rodzianko stormed into Buckingham Palace, thumped the royal desk, and shouted at King George V: ‘My dear, good, blasted, majesty, your son is no bloody good!!!’ Debarred from riding horses, the poor Prince had to make do with Mrs Simpson.

Well I thought it was amusing :)

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