Tag Archives: Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Edward VIII

  July 9, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today’s profile of the Windsor monarchs is on the House’s second, yet brief, King – Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor. Monarch: Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Full Name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Reign: January 20, 1936 – December 11, 1936 Coronation: Uncrowned Date and Place of Birth: June 23, 1894 – White Lodge, Richmond upon Thames Date and Place of Death: May 28, 1972 – Villa Windsor, Paris Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Edward and Wallis Wed At Château de Candé

  June 3, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been more different to previous British royal weddings if it tried. For one thing, until December of 1936 the Duke of Windsor had previously held the title of King Edward VIII. For another, the bride was an American divorcee, the former Bessiewallis (known as Wallis) Warfield Simpson. Finally, the wedding took place not in England … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Under The Hammer: Photographs of the Duke of Windsor in Nazi Germany

  February 26, 2016 at 4:48 am by

Auction house Duke’s of Dorchester has announced they will be auctioning a photo album containing over 60 photographs of the Duke of Windsor during his visit to Nazi Germany in 1937. It comes from the collection of Sir Dudley Forwood, the Duke’s equerry after his abdication, who accompanied Edward and Wallis on the trip, where their host was Dr Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front. The couple also met … Continue reading

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Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Duke of Windsor Published

  February 24, 2015 at 10:59 pm by

New photographs of the Duke of Windsor have been published in this week’s edition of Hello! magazine. The photos, which have never been published before, come from three private photo albums of the former King, and show the Duke and his wife Wallis Simpson along the stages of their relationship. The first album is full of photos from when Edward was still Prince of Wales, the second during his brief period … Continue reading

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The 1936 Abdication Crisis

  December 11, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The day is December 11th, 1936. Great Britain begins its day with an Edward VIII, and ends the day with a George VI.  His Majesty’s Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 had passed through parliament. Sparking what was dubbed ‘The Abdication Crisis’, His Majesty King Edward VIII’s request to marry his lover, Mrs Wallis Simpson, was debated by parliamentarians, religious leaders, the press and the public during the month leading up … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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