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  1. Mar 31, 2021 · Edward VIII was a popular member of the British royal family and heir to the throne. In 1931, then known as the Prince of Wales, Edward met and fell in love with American socialite Wallis Simpson.

  2. Edward VIII (born Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom, from 20 January 1936 until 11 December 1936. He was born at White Lodge, Richmond Park in London. Edward abdicated (resigned) from the throne, because he wanted to marry the American woman Wallis Simpson. Simpson ...

  3. May 24, 2020 · When Edward VIII passed away in 1972 at age 77, he seemingly left behind an epic love story of a British king who gave up the throne to marry the American woman he loved -- but in reality, it was ...

  4. Édouard VIII (en anglais Edward VIII), né le 23 juin 1894 à Londres et mort le 28 mai 1972 à Paris, est roi du Royaume-Uni et des autres dominions du Commonwealth britannique, et empereur des Indes du 20 janvier au 11 décembre 1936.

  5. King Edward VIII's Signature Quotes: ‘I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn't have much time.’ - Edward VIII ‘I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help of the woman I love.’ - Edward VIII (abdication speech)

  6. The abandoned coronation of Edward VIII was due to take place at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937. Preparations had already begun and souvenirs were on sale when Edward VIII decided to abdicate on 11 December 1936. He did this because of opposition from many quarters to his attempt to marry Wallis Simpson, who had previously divorced.

  7. Nov 28, 2017 · Edward VIII became king of the United Kingdom following the death of his father, George V, but ruled for less than a year. He abdicated the throne in order to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson ...

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