Edward Prince of Wales (Later KING EDWARD VIII/THE DUKE OF WINDSOR). Another war criminal, he and that Simpson woman were buddies with Hitler and the British royal family put him in a job where he could be watched.
Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, fond of golf, tennis, parties and dancing. Wanting to serve in the First World War, he was kept away from the front line lest he be killed or, worse, captured. He abdicated on 10 Dec 1936 to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. They lived in France, he died in 1972.
Above and below, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson pictured at various phases of their storied life and marriage Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor, was also the King who abdicated his crown for the woman he … read more →
Postcard: “Year Of The Three Kings”, 1936 Postcard with the photos of George V, Edward VIII and George VI, the three Kings of England who each ruled in Dates included. Credit to Galt Museum & Archives.
Father and son : King George V with his son Edward, Prince of Wales (Later King Edward VIII/The Duke of Windsor). They were opposites who did not get along. Before he died the King predicted that David would 'ruin himself within a year'.