H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, in his memoirs A King's Story, 1951, relates that his parents King George and Queen Mary presented each of their children with various elements of a silver tea and coffee service for each birthday to build a complete set. In June, 1910, a few weeks after the death of his grandfather King Edward VII, the then Prince Edward was summoned from his cadetship at Dartmouth Naval College to spend his sixteenth birthday with his family at Windsor: 'In a conversation lasting but a minute, my father informed me that he had decided to create me Prince of Wales, which he did that day. Contrary to popular belief, the King's eldest son does not by right become Prince of Wales. If the King should decide that his first son was unfit to bear the title, he could withhold it. Next day I was confirmed by Dr. Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the private chapel of Windsor Castle.'(p. 76).