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Silver Jubilee 1910 GM 1935 - JJ Cash
Silver Jubilee 1910 GM 1935 - JJ Cash

Coronation GE May 1937, Their Majesties King George VI. Queen Elizabeth - JJ Cash
Coronation GE May 1937, Their Majesties King George VI. Queen Elizabeth - JJ Cash

Coronation His Majesty King Edward VIII 1937 - JJ Cash
Coronation His Majesty King Edward VIII 1937 - JJ Cash

EDWARD VIII (r. JANUARY-DECEMBER 1936)

As Prince of Wales, Edward VIII (reigned January-December 1936) had successfully carried out a number of regional visits (including areas hit by economic depression) and other official engagements. These visits and his official tours overseas, together with his good war record and genuine care for the underprivileged, had made him popular.

The first monarch to be a qualified pilot, Edward created The King's Flight (now known as 32 (The Royal) Squadron) in 1936 to provide air transport for the Royal family's official duties.

In 1930, the Prince, who had already had a number of affairs, had met and fallen in love with a married American woman, Mrs Wallis Simpson. Concern about Edward's private life grew in the Cabinet, opposition parties and the Dominions, when Mrs Simpson obtained a divorce in 1936 and it was clear that Edward was determined to marry her.

Eventually Edward realised he had to choose between the Crown and Mrs Simpson who, as a twice-divorced woman, would not have been acceptable as Queen. On 10 December 1936, Edward VIII executed an Instrument of Abdication which was given legal effect the following day, when Edward gave Royal Assent to His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act, by which Edward VIII and any children he might have were excluded from succession to the throne. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson.

During the Second World War, the Duke of Windsor escaped from Paris, where he was living at the time of the fall of France, to Lisbon in 1940. The Duke of Windsor was then appointed Governor of the Bahamas, a position he held until 1945. He lived abroad until the end of his life, dying in 1972 in Paris (he is buried at Windsor). Edward was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. His brother Albert became King, using his last name George.

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HRH Prince Consort, Born at Rosenau...Died at Windsor - J J Cash
HRH Prince Consort, Born at Rosenau...Died at Windsor - J J Cash

NOTES: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a.k.a.: The Prince Consort of Queen Victoria; Christened: (Francis) Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; He was an active and effective patron of the arts and sciences, organizing such enterprises as the epochal Great Exhibition of 1851 to stimulate the growth of British commerce, industry and national pride. Although regarded by many Britons as a meddling foreigner, Albert succeeded in strengthening the monarchy and in encouraging social progress. Overburdened with work, he succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 42.

HRH Prince Consort, Born Rosenau...Died Windsor - from John Nicholson - J J Cash
HRH Prince Consort, Born Rosenau...Died Windsor - from John Nicholson - J J Cash

NOTES: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a.k.a.: The Prince Consort of Queen Victoria; Christened: (Francis) Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; He was an active and effective patron of the arts and sciences, organizing such enterprises as the epochal Great Exhibition of 1851 to stimulate the growth of British commerce, industry and national pride. Although regarded by many Britons as a meddling foreigner, Albert succeeded in strengthening the monarchy and in encouraging social progress. Overburdened with work, he succumbed to typhoid fever at the age of 42.



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