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

Sitter associated with 376 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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x33594

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33594

x33595

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33595

x33596

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33596

x33597

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x33597

x33598

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x33598

x35803

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35803

x35804

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35804

x35805

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35805

x35806

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35806

x35807

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35807

x35808

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35808

x195376

Group at Comtesse de Rochambeau's fancy-dress ball

by Francis Goodman
contact sheet of nine 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 20 June 1964
NPG x195376

x195437

Group at Comtesse de Rochambeau's fancy-dress ball

by Francis Goodman
contact sheet of nine 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 20 June 1964
NPG x195437

x194337

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

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1965
NPG x194337

x28399

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Unknown photographer
postcard print
NPG x28399

D42856

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) ('Our Royal Gardener')

after Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
colour relief halftone, published 24 October 1934
NPG D42856