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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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Edward, Duke of Windsor

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print, 7 February 1955
NPG P870(14)


Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Walery
carbon print, published December 1894
NPG x197330


King Edward VII and his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, circa 1895
NPG x129603


Queen Victoria; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Hughes & Mullins
albumen cabinet card, 1896
NPG x193212


Four Generations' (King George V; Queen Victoria; King Edward VII; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII))

by Adrian Eugene Lundstrom, for Chancellor & Son, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1901-1910 (1899)
NPG x135121


Queen Victoria with her grandchildren

by Hughes & Mullins
albumen panel card, 1900
NPG x6052


King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra with the children of King George V

by Frederick William Ralph, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1901
NPG x29773