HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor)what a wasted life

HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor)what a wasted life

Prince George,the Duke of York, later King George V and his eldest son Prince Edward of York,later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor.

Prince George,the Duke of York, later King George V and his eldest son Prince Edward of York,later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor.

Prince Edward, later King Edward VIII and later still, Duke of Windsor, in his Masonic gear.

Prince Edward, later King Edward VIII and later still, Duke of Windsor, in his Masonic gear.

King George V, the future Edward VIII, Duke of York.

King George V, the future Edward VIII, Duke of York.

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/THE DUKE OF WINDSOR during WWI - a war that wiped out much of his generation of men and irrevocably changed the social structure in England. He went into the war with the German last name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and came out with the last name Windsor due a wise PR move by his father in 1917.

'I long to be in the trenches': How a young Edward VIII echoed Prince Harry's frustration at not seeing wartime action

EDWARD VIII/THE DUKE OF WINDSOR during WWI - a war that wiped out much of his generation of men and irrevocably changed the social structure in England. He went into the war with the German last name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and came out with the last name Windsor due a wise PR move by his father in 1917.

The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence:  You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence: You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

Prince Hirohito and Edward,Prince of Wales ,1921

Prince Hirohito and Edward,Prince of Wales ,1921

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

royallymonroe: “The Duke of York and his son, Prince Edward of York, future Kings George V and Edward VIII. September, 1898. © The Royal Collection. ”

royallymonroe: “The Duke of York and his son, Prince Edward of York, future Kings George V and Edward VIII. September, 1898. © The Royal Collection. ”

Edward VIII:  1936 (abdicated) in Order of the Garter robe

Edward VIII: 1936 (abdicated) in Order of the Garter robe

Prince Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Duke of Windsor, UK by Dorothy Wilding, November 1943.

Prince Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Duke of Windsor, UK by Dorothy Wilding, November 1943.

HRH The Prince Edward,  Duke of Windsor

HRH The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor

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 VIII and Wallis Simpson. This was real true love. UK would have been so different if he had not given in to the "establishment".

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. This was real true love. UK would have been so different if he had not given in to the "establishment".

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