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:  1936 (abdicated) in Order of the Garter robe

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

Edward VIII (1894-1972) - Accession to the thone on January 20th, 1936 following the death of his father King George V. Reign 1/20/1936-12/11/1936

Edward VIII (1894-1972) - Accession to the thone on January 20th, 1936 following the death of his father King George V. Reign 1/20/1936-12/11/1936

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.

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

Style Icon Wallis Simspon: Channel One of History's Most Thoroughly Modern Women

Style Icon Wallis Simspon: Channel One of History's Most Thoroughly Modern Women

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

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!

King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK & Mrs. Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield 19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA during a vacation on the Yugoslav island Rab in Yugoslavia (later occupied by Italy in WW II) in the summer of 1936. Until his resignation as UK King if these pictures are not published. Photo by unknown photographer of Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK & Mrs. Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield 19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA during a vacation on the Yugoslav island Rab in Yugoslavia (later occupied by Italy in WW II) in the summer of 1936. Until his resignation as UK King if these pictures are not published. Photo by unknown photographer of Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK escorts Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA as she leaves the UK in 1936 during the crisis surrounding the UK throne when Edward planned to marry her after her divorce. He is said to have had mumps which left him sterile. Edward & Wallis had no children after their marriage in 1937.  By unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK escorts Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA as she leaves the UK in 1936 during the crisis surrounding the UK throne when Edward planned to marry her after her divorce. He is said to have had mumps which left him sterile. Edward & Wallis had no children after their marriage in 1937. By unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

Wallis Simpson (born Warfield) USA with whom King Edward VIII (1894-1972) UK married & then abdicated the UK throne. She wears a white short fur jacket. Unknown place in 1936 by unknown photographer by Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

Wallis Simpson (born Warfield) USA with whom King Edward VIII (1894-1972) UK married & then abdicated the UK throne. She wears a white short fur jacket. Unknown place in 1936 by unknown photographer by Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

The Prince of Wales, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew David, later King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK with Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA during a holiday on the Mediterranean. Later he abdicated the UK throne to marry her. By unknown photographer in 1936 in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

The Prince of Wales, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew David, later King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK with Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA during a holiday on the Mediterranean. Later he abdicated the UK throne to marry her. By unknown photographer in 1936 in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

Wallis Simpson as a child on the arm of her mother, Alice Montague Warfield. Wallis would later marry Edward VIII of England. United States of America, circa 1890.

Wallis Simpson as a child on the arm of her mother, Alice Montague Warfield. Wallis would later marry Edward VIII of England. United States of America, circa 1890.

King George V died on 20 January 1936, and Edward ascended the throne as King Edward VIII. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

King George V died on 20 January 1936, and Edward ascended the throne as King Edward VIII. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

During the UK cabinet crisis about the planned marriage of King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK & Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield 19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA, the UK people had great sympathy for King Edward VIII. A UK cyclist with a sign: "We want Edward VIII not Baldwin" (UK Prime Minister) talks to at  London policeman. Photo Dec 1936 by unknown photographer of Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

During the UK cabinet crisis about the planned marriage of King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK & Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield 19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA, the UK people had great sympathy for King Edward VIII. A UK cyclist with a sign: "We want Edward VIII not Baldwin" (UK Prime Minister) talks to at London policeman. Photo Dec 1936 by unknown photographer of Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) just before his abdication wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards. He ruled for one year in 1936, until he abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson.  (Photo by Hugh Cecil/Keystone/Getty Images)

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) just before his abdication wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards. He ruled for one year in 1936, until he abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson. (Photo by Hugh Cecil/Keystone/Getty Images)

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