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Old 10-16-2016, 12:28 PM
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Upon Edward's abdication George VI in effect became the eldest son, and, except Balmoral and Sandringham, all the titles, assets and income streams noted transferred to George VI upon him becoming King-Emperor, and on top of that he had still had his "younger child" inheritance from his father.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:07 PM
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But lacking a crystal ball, there is no way George V could have anticipated that Edward VIII would give up his inheritance like that.
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I think his father was aware something would happen, little he could do about it ahead of time. He famously said Edward would ruin himself within a year of his (George's) death. And he did.


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Old 10-16-2016, 09:38 PM
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Did Queen Alexandra leave any finances to Edward VIII?
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I don't think Alexandra left money to her children and grandchildren. Those were days long before trust funds etc. She herself had a generous yearly allowance as the widow of a King Emperor, but I certainly don't think she had millions to leave. As a Princess of Denmark before her marriage, Alexandra had little money of her own.

She did however have objects de art like the fabulous Faberge eggs her sister and brother in law had gifted her over many years, and wonderful jewellery. I know she left some jewels including an emerald necklace to Edward (David) for the use of his wife, whom she naturally assumed would one day be Queen. I don't know whether some of the pieces she left were converted to Wallis's use or not.
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Prince Edward, Prince of Wales met United States Army Major Generals.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:33 PM
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This sounds credible to me. The pictures alone are suggestive.

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Don't forget the money and paying the school fees at a private boarding school and continuing to pay the child for over 50 years.

Without ever using the term 'father' the acknowledgement was understood locally that the child was Edward's and that he was ensuring she was supported without being allowed to call him 'Dad'.

If Edward hadn't slept with the mother why would he pay for the next 50+ years?
Fascinating story. I believe it.
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This was an era long before the Welfare State. Royals and aristocrats often promised to pay for the education of children of their faithful servants, or give a pension or a grace and favour house to retired staff and the like. Or simply give support to widowers of tennants living on their estate whose husbands have been killed on the battlefields in France, in 1914-1918.

The fact that a royal person has supported someone for a longer time is immediately sensationalized by the Daily Mail and that sort of media. The fact that the person has always been undercover and that nothing from the millions of the late Duke of Windsor was claimed by his alleged offspring says enough.

The title (The Man Who Should Be King) already reveals the nonsense. An extramarital royal child (in old times we called this a bastard child) never is in line of succession and never can become a royal successor.
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I liked the interaction of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor with the royal family. In Technicolor:

https://youtu.be/roZyok-oTBU
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I liked the interaction of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor with the royal family. In Technicolor:

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And not even a curtsey for "Cookie" ...
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Looking at them, while Wallis smiles happily, David looks bemused or lost in thought whilst trying to maintain "the smile for the camera."

Then again, he had a lot to think about.
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An assumption rather than a fact.

Being a largely ornamental role, other than appearing here and there, prehaps reading out a few carefully penned words, there is very little to it other than displaying the social etiquette he grew up with.

Politics and contentious issues are off the agenda ..... I don't know that David would have been any worse than any who went before him.
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An assumption rather than a fact.

Being a largely ornamental role, other than appearing here and there, prehaps reading out a few carefully penned words, there is very little to it other than displaying the social etiquette he grew up with.

Politics and contentious issues are off the agenda ..... I don't know that David would have been any worse than any who went before him.
I very much doubt QEII has spent the last sixty odd years reading out "a few carefully penned words". She, like monarchs before her, is the big gun used in that slippery and treacherous world of diplomacy.

The hosting of Heads of State at BP, and Windsor, the State Dinners, I shudder to think what would have happened with a King who didn't know the meaning of the word "diplomacy" and couldn't be bothered to read his boxes!
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Eighty years ago today Edward VIII signed the instrument of abdication.



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