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Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor - 1894-1972 -  King of the United Kingdom & the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, & Emperor of India. Edward became king when his father died in early 1936. Months into his reign, he caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who had divorced her 1st husband & was seeking a divorce from her 2nd. Choosing not to end his relationship with Simpson, Edward abdicated. He was never crowned.

Edward VIII 1936 King for less than a year. He fell in love with an American divorcee named Wallis Simpson. He chose love over the Crown and abdicated.

The handsome prince. He was already a playboy but I'm guessing that he was a good enough man to know when he was in love.

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Prince Hirohito (Shōwa Emperor) and Edward, Prince of Wales (Edward VIII)

Emperor Hirohito wears the insignia of the Order of the Garter while King Edward VIII wears the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum.

H.R.H. Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor. (Formally H.M. King Edward VIII) in possibly one of the last photographs taken of the former King. C. 1970-1972.

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor. King Edward VIII) in possibly one of the last photographs taken of the former King. he ruined his life; caused his own downfall but thus did a service to the kingdom and empire.

1936 Press Photo Mrs Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII on Vaction, London

1936 Press Photo Mrs Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII on Vaction, London

Edward VIII of the United Kingdom | Edward VIII of the United Kingdom - New World Encyclopedia

Edward, Prince of Wales in his Order of the Garter robes. On of January King George V died and so his eldest son Edward began his reign as King Edward VIII.

Miss Honoria Glossop via British Royal Family:  Young Prince Edward (Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor)

Miss Honoria Glossop via British Royal Family: Young Prince Edward (Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor)

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