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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) (1894-1972), Reigned 1936

Sitter associated with 393 portraits
Eldest son of George V and Queen Mary; reigned January-December 1936. Edward was commissioned in the Guards during the First War in 1914, but his request to fight was refused owing to the potential dangers. Although a non-combatant he spent most of the war abroad, visiting troops. The easy manner he acquired with all kinds of people stood him in good stead for the roving ambassadorial trips, his concern for the unemployed at home and his travels throughout the empire made him popular. His abdication followed insoluble constitutional problems raised by his proposed marriage to the American divorcée, Wallis Simpson. They married in June 1937 and lived abroad, mainly in France.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32397

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32398

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32399

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32651

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32652

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32653

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32654

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 7 February 1955
NPG x32655