Edward VIII - Gallery

Thumbnail image of Edward VIII giving his abdication broadcast to the nation and the Empire, 11th December 1936. Artist: Unknown

11th Dec 2016 will mark 80 years since King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicated to marry the divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. This famously led to his younger brother, the Duke of York, becoming King George VI.

Edward (1894-1972) succeeded his father George V to the throne as King Edward VIII in 1936. He only ruled from 20th January 1936 until 11th December 1936, and abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson thus heading off an impending constitutional crisis.

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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII giving his abdication broadcast to the nation and the Empire, 11th December 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Prince Edward walking with Mr HP Hansell, his tutor, at Auteuil, France, 1912 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII leaving Windsor Castle after making his abdication speech, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales inspecting marines at Portsmouth, Hampshire, 1921 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales visiting a miner's cottage in the Northeast of England, 1929 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales greeted by the people of Porth, Glamorgan, during a visit to Wales, 1932 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Mother and Sons', c1899 (1935). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'King Edward VIII and his three brothers follow the gun carriage', 1936. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Infant of Destiny - Less than Six Months Old (Edward VIII)', 1894 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Derby Day, 1926: His Majesty, Ryder Cup contest at Southport', (1936) Artists: Unknown, King George V.
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Thumbnail image of 'Queen Victoria and Edward VIII', c1898 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle, 13 July 1911 (1935). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales at his investiture as a Knight of the Garter, 1911 (1935). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Souvenir Book of King Edward VIII: Told in Pictures, 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) pictured with some of her great-grandchildren, at Osborne House on the Is Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Mrs Simpson) at the Chateau de Cande, France, 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales, future King Edward VIII, c1910s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales, future King Edward VIII, 1910s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales, future King Edward VIII, c 1935. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Prince Edward, late 19th-early 20th century.Artist: Ralph Dersingham
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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Duke and Duchess of Windsor, c1938. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The marriage of the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York and his brothers in King George V's funeral procession, 1936, (1937). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V lying in state, Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, Norfolk, January 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The future King Edward VIII (right) and the Duke of York, c1900. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Edward, Prince of Wales as a Knight of the Garter, early 20th century. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in Native American dress, Canada, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Louis Mountbatten wheels his cousin, the Prince of Wales, at a gymkhana in Malta, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales signing a visitors' book in Canada, c1920s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in Japanese costume, Japan, 1922. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales with his brothers, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth with her uncle David, c1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales marching with the Oxford University Officers Training Corps, c1910. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII at work, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII in an aeroplane, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII as the patron of TOC H lighting lamps of remembrance, Westminster, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales, 1911.Artist: D Knights Whittome
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Thumbnail image of The Queen unveils a memorial plaque to Queen Mary, Marlborough House, London, 1967. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of Windsor and the Duchess of Gloucester, St George's Chapel, Windsor, 31st August 1968. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, 3rd June 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Windsors on their wedding day, 3rd June 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their visit to Florence, August 1947. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive at Victoria Station from France, November 1962. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen turns to speak to the Duchess of Windsor, St George's Chapel, 5th June 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duchess of Windsor, Bois de Bologne, Paris. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Kent following the coffin of the Duke of Windsor, 31st May 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor returning to Claridges Hotel after a drive, London, March 1965. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles visiting the Windsors, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive at Palais de Chaillot, Paris, 1965. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Four generations of the royal family, 1894.Artist: W&D Downey
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Thumbnail image of Queen Victoria and family at Osborne House, late 19th century. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V and his family, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales at the Ontario Agricultural College, Canada, 1919. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales with friends on a raft, the Riviera, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in military uniform, France, World War I, 1914-1918.Artist: Realistic Travels Publishers
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales and WG Grace, 1911 (1951). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Edward, Prince of Wales, in army uniform, early 20th century. Artist: Tuck and Sons
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Thumbnail image of Officers of the RAF with the coffin of the Duke of Windsor, Oxfordshire, England, 31 May 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales talking to a British soldier at the front, World War I, c1914-c1918 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of York, with the infant Prince Edward, 1894 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Edward, Prince of Wales, in military uniform. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of Windsor playing golf in Grasse, South of France, 1969. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of Windsor. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The investiture of the Prince of Wales, Carnarvon Castle, 1911-1912.Artist: Marshall Herskovitz
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Thumbnail image of Edward VII, George V and the Prince of Wales, 1935. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Visit of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), Rowntree Factory, York, Yorkshire, 1923. Artist: Unknown
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