Letter reveals Edward, Prince of Wales wanted to fight in WWI trenches

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A remarkable First World War letter from the Prince of Wales has been uncovered which echoes the same frustrations felt today by Princes William and Harry in their military careers.

The note written from the British Army HQ at St Omer in Northern France in March 1915 gives a fascinating insight into the mind of the future Edward VIII who was just 19.

Just like Prince William and Prince Harry he complains at being denied the right to go on to the front line to fight for King and country.

In the letter, written to his friend Captain Faussett, he poignantly refers to his situation as like being stuck "in a glass case".

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