King Edward VIII, 1924: Edward was still known as the Prince of Wales at age 30, still a dozen years from inheriting the throne from his father. He had earned his country’s respect with his service in the First World War, earning the Military Cross with his treks to the front lines to visit troops. He was also stubbornly single, settling for a variety of affairs instead of a wife.

King Edward VIII, 1924: Edward was still known as the Prince of Wales at age 30, still a dozen years from inheriting the throne from his father. He had earned his country’s respect with his service in the First World War, earning the Military Cross with his treks to the front lines to visit troops. He was also stubbornly single, settling for a variety of affairs instead of a wife.

Edward VIII (1894-1972) - Accession to the thone on January 20th, 1936 following the death of his father King George V. Reign 1/20/1936-12/11/1936

Edward VIII (1894-1972) - Accession to the thone on January 20th, 1936 following the death of his father King George V. Reign 1/20/1936-12/11/1936

Prince Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Duke of Windsor, UK by Dorothy Wilding, November 1943.

Prince Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Duke of Windsor, UK by Dorothy Wilding, November 1943.

Edward VIII abdicates. His brother (subject of the movie and book "the king's speech", looks shocked

Edward VIII abdicates. His brother (subject of the movie and book "the king's speech", looks shocked

"In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respects no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made."

"In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respects no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made."

“You can never be too rich or too thin” Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986)

“You can never be too rich or too thin” Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986)

HRH The Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Duke of Windsor

HRH The Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Duke of Windsor

The Duke of Windsor - what part his he play in the murder of Sir Harry Oakes in the Bahamas?

The Duke of Windsor - what part his he play in the murder of Sir Harry Oakes in the Bahamas?

Edward VIII (1894 - 1972). Prince of Wales from 1910 to 1936, when he became king. He abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson.

Edward VIII (1894 - 1972). Prince of Wales from 1910 to 1936, when he became king. He abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson.

Edward VIII Abdication speech

Edward VIII Abdication speech

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