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There is no record of the Prince joining the navy but it was common for young boys to be portrayed wearing sailors costume. Aged four, Edward was first given a scaled-down version of a sailor's uniform worn by ratings on the Royal Yacht. He wore it during a cruise off the Channel Islands and delighted his mother and the public alike. Popular engravings spread the idea and by the 1870s the sailor suit became normal dress for boys all over the world.
|Height||28.00 inch||(71.12 cm)|
|Width||24.00 inch||(60.96 cm)|