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

Sitter associated with 377 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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x197447

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 x197447

Ax26445

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, November 1902
NPG Ax26445

Ax29320

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1902
NPG Ax29320

Ax29321

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1902
NPG Ax29321

Ax29373

Royal Family group

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 9 November 1902
NPG Ax29373

Ax29382

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 9 November 1902
NPG Ax29382

x47140

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 9 November 1902
NPG x47140

x197232

'From the cares of Empire to the joys of home - Edward VII and his grandchildren, Balmoral Castle'

by James Edward Ellam, published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, autumn 1902
NPG x197232

x138942

'T.R.H. Princes Edward, Henry and Albert of Wales'

by W. & D. Downey, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x138942

x197336

King George V; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); King George VI; King Edward VII

by Queen Alexandra, published by A.V.N. Jones & Co
halftone postcard print, August 1905, published circa 1908
NPG x197336

x197453

King George V with his family

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1906
NPG x197453

x33257

'The Royal Gathering at Osborne'

by Arthur William Debenham, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 4 August 1909
NPG x33257

x136043

The children of King George V

by W. & D. Downey
vintage print, circa 1909
NPG x136043