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

Sitter associated with 375 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. He was king from January to December 1936. His abdication followed insoluble constitutional problems raised by his proposed marriage to the American divorcée, Wallis Simpson.

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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 x32657

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32668

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32670

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32671

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32672

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32673

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32674

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32675

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32676

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 13 April 1955
NPG x32677

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33575

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33593

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33594

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33595