A newly discover letter written by the future Edward VIII exposes him as an ungrateful, sexist and racist ass. The future king, who famously abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, told of the ‘miserable and loathsome’ time he was having on a Caribbean cruise. He visited Barbados in 1920 in what was to be a diplomatic trip of the British Empire but he described the island as a ‘bum place’. He also said that the local scenery was ‘ugly’ and he found the ‘coloured population’ to be ‘revolting’. He griped:
“I can’t and shan’t be able to raise the least enthusiasm about anything on this trip. It looks a proper bum island this Barbados. It’s a unique sort of scenery very ugly and I don’t take much to the coloured population who are revolting. I’m sorry for the colonial office people who have to live there tho (sic).
We are all depressed tonight as we lost a man overboard this afternoon. He was apparently leaning against the rails on the side of the ship […] and fell overboard […] we never saw him again. Of course one man’s death means nothing sweetheart only it’s a depressing effect on everybody!!
I only danced three dances towards the end and never loathed anything so much beloved one; but I just had to tho [sic]. I’ve appointed Dickie my ‘procurer’ of partners and only take on a ‘young woman’ that he has vetted as being possible!! But Christ! They were the absolute limit tonight as I can’t remember what the three women I danced with look like as I hardly looked at them.
There are over 170,000 of them – the white population is very small and they aren’t much to look at all too deadly dull and of course depressingly primitive.”
Nice guy, huh? Guess it’s best he met Wallis Simpson and shirked his royal duties after all.
(via Daily Mail)