After watching Colin Firth'sOscar-winning performance in 'The King's Speech,' you might find yourself wondering what King George VI actually looked like when giving a speech. Well, good news, because you can now watch him on YouTube speaking at what appears to be the opening of the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow. The footage includes all of his painfully long pauses and stutters intact on YouTube.
If 'The King's Speech''s portrayal of King George's impediment is accurate, then this speech must have been after he received significant training from Lionel Logue. It is still quite awkward to watch -- the king refers to his notes every few words; he rocks back and forth on his heels, closes his eyes repeatedly and frequently drops his Rs.
Watch the entire six-minute video after the jump.