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

"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."

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.

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

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.

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.)

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

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