The selection is updated on a daily or weekly bases – I’m not sure because I don’t rent films that often. Frustrated with the poor daily programs, I zapped to the ‘on demand’ section and more specifically the ‘most recent’ offer. And there I found the Oscar winning ‘The King’s Speech’ with the handsome and talented Colin Firth as the stammering King George VI. Although Bertie, the later King George VI, was the second son of George V, he became King after his brother, Edward VIII, had abdicated to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Just for the record: in 2007, I visited the Château de Candé near Tours in the Loire Valley where the controversial couple got married in 1937. You can read about that visit here …
Renting the ‘King’s Speech’ cost 5.99 euro. So I punched in the required code, sat back with a cool beer and enjoyed … This film is absolutely brilliant! If you haven’t seen it yet, I can only say that you have to do so as soon as possible. No wonder it won so many Oscars. I’m not an expert on film making, but this one is perfect in every aspect.
And then today, while going through the photos of my recent vacation in Deal, I came across this one. I had completely forgotten about it.
This letter box dates from King George VI‘s reign (1936-1952). You can see the royal initials and crest on it. It was solidly fixed into the wall of Charing’s post office. Luckily Veronica and Sue pointed it out to me. I would never have noticed it myself.