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 abdicated in 1936 to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. He was known as the Duke of Windsor.

George VI gilt writing set hated by Queen Mother because it was gift from Edward sells for just £5,000

Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. He was known as the Duke of Windsor.

The young Prince Edward, known in his family as David (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) in robes and coronet at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. He was said to have hated the entire ordeal and to have been very embarrassed by it.

The young Prince Edward, known in his family as David (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) in robes and coronet at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. He was said to have hated the entire ordeal and to have been very embarrassed by it.

The Duke and Duchess in Nassau in 1942

Banished to the Bahamas: Holidaying in the lap of luxury on Edward and Mrs Simpson's island of love

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

MI5 tapped phones of King Edward VIII and his brother amid abdication crisis, a new book claims

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

Brothers & Future Kings. The Duke of Windsor (1894 - 1972), who reigned briefly as King Edward VIII in 1936, as a boy, holding his baby brother Prince George, Duke of Kent, (1902 - 1952), later King George VI. Two future kings (one born to the throne but abdicated; the other, Queen Elizabeth's father.)

Brothers & Future Kings. The Duke of Windsor (1894 - 1972), who reigned briefly as King Edward VIII in 1936, as a boy, holding his baby brother Prince George, Duke of Kent, (1902 - 1952), later King George VI. Two future kings (one born to the throne but abdicated; the other, Queen Elizabeth's father.)

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

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