A fine and rare Edward the VIII 'Royal' RAC full member's badge,
1936, gold plated, with enamelled centre, numbered DH647 by Elkington, 15cm high.
According to information supplied by the vendor this badge was used on cars in the Royal Mews during the brief reign of His Majesty Edward VIII in 1936.
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 28 May 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (191036), on 20 January 1936, until his abdication on 11 December 1936. He was the second monarch of the House of Windsor, his father having changed the name of the Royal house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1917.