"Why, the King himself, I heard, makes special trips to Whitstable with Mrs Keppel"
King Edward VII by Luke Fildes
Public DomainKing Edward VII by Luke Fildes - Credit: Luke Fildes
 King Edward VII (the eldest son of Queen Victoria) reigned between 1901 and his death in 1910.

Born in 1841, Edward was Prince of Wales for most of his life, during which time he led a leisured and hedonistic lifestyle.

He married Alexandra, daughter to the King of Denmark, in 1862, but had numerous affairs; one affair was with Alice Keppel, a married woman.

Alice Keppel (1868-1947) was the great grandmother of Camilla Parker Bowles (now the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles) and the mother of Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West.

Given Edward VII's alleged tastes, it may be of interest to note that oysters reputedly have aphrodisiac qualities.