An article on the front page of the February 18 1925 edition of the Toronto Globe caught my attention when I first saw it:
Hmm, I wondered. If people weren’t paying for the Duke of York’s trip, who was? Invertebrates? Aliens?
Of course, the writer meant that the cost of the trip was not being subsidized by British taxpayers. Eventually, of course, all of the Duke’s trips were subsidized: he became King George VI in 1936 when his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated his throne.