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

Sitter associated with 385 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, 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

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG x33596

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x33597

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x33598

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35803

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35804

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35805

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35806

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Dorothy Wilding
print, 13 April 1955
NPG x35807