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

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

John Archibald Alexander Berrie  1887 1962   Portrait of Edward Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor,  1894 -1972

John Archibald Alexander Berrie 1887 1962 Portrait of Edward Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor, 1894 -1972

Style Icon Wallis Simspon: Channel One of History's Most Thoroughly Modern Women

Style Icon Wallis Simspon: Channel One of History's Most Thoroughly Modern Women

1931 - Wallis Simpson as she was presented to the British royal court, in a feather headdress. She was married to her second husband Ernest Aldrich Simpson at the time.

Edward Albert Christan George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor.

Edward Albert Christan George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor.

Four Generations of British Sovereigns.  Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

Four Generations of British Sovereigns. Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

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