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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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P870(14)

Edward, Duke of Windsor

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

x197330

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Walery
carbon print, published December 1894
NPG x197330

x129603

King Edward VII and his family

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

x135121

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
postcard print, 1901-1910 (1899)
NPG x135121

x6052

Queen Victoria with her grandchildren

by Hughes & Mullins
albumen panel card, 1900
NPG x6052

x29773

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

x26025

'The steps of the throne'

by Robert Milne
vintage print, published March 1901
NPG x26025