Knowledge Identifier: +Edward_VIII
Born in 1894.
Countries: United Kingdom (40%), United States (22%), France (9%)
Linked to: Buckingham Palace, White House, Britannia Royal Naval College, Liberal Party
Letters From a Prince: Edward to Mrs Freda Dudley Ward 19181921.
As Prince of Wales, Edward's arms were the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, differenced with a label of three points argent, with an inescutcheon representing Wales surmounted by a coronet.
In 1924, he donated the Prince of Wales Trophy to the National Hockey League.
This too was rejected by the British Cabinet as well as other Dominion governments, whose views were sought pursuant to the Statute of Westminster 1931, which provided in part that "any alteration in the law touching the Succession to the Throne or the Royal Style and Titles shall hereafter require the assent as well of the Parliaments of all the Dominions as of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Irish Free State - Two examples of this are the signing of a treaty between the Irish_Free_State (Category:Former_Commonwealth_realms) and the Portuguese Republic in 1931, and the act recognising the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936 separately from the recognition by the British Parliament
Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon - Attempting to defuse an argument between Churchill and Lord Beaverbrook about their respective motivation during the Abdication crisis of 1936, Lady Avon, just turned twenty-one, proclaimed with patent improbability that she had three favourites, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, King Leopold III of Belgium and the aviator Charles Lindbergh
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith - In 1936 Reith directly oversaw the abdication broadcast of Edward VIII
Buckingham Palace - In 1936, the suite briefly became the private apartments of the palace when they were occupied by Edward VIII
Irish Free State - One major policy error occurred in 1936 when he attempted to use the abdication of King Edward VIII to abolish the crown and governor-general in the Free State with the "Constitution "
Edward VII of the United Kingdom - This so-called tradition of Sandringham Time continued until 1936, when it was abolished by Edward VIII
Edward VII - This so-called tradition of Sandringham Time continued until 1936, when it was abolished by Edward VIII
Abdication - To give legal effect to the abdication of King Edward VIII, His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 was passed
Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon - He was honoured by George V, not only by being appointed as the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports one of the higher honours bestowed by the sovereign and normally reserved for members of the Royal Family and former prime ministers but he was elevated once more in the peerage, being on 26 May 1936 created by Edward VIII as the Marquess of Willingdon, making him the last non-royal to be promoted to such a rank
Winston Churchill - In June 1936, Walter Monckton told Churchill that the rumours that King Edward VIII intended to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson were true.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother - Rather than abandon his plans to marry Mrs Simpson, he chose to abdicate in favour of Albert, who reluctantly became king in his place on 11 December 1936 under the regnal name of George VI. George VI and Elizabeth were crowned King and Queen of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor and Empress of India on 12 May 1937, the date already nominated for the coronation of Edward VIII. Elizabeth's crown was made of platinum and was set with the Koh-i-Noor diamond
Severn Teackle Wallis - He is distantly related to a later descendent Wallis Warfield Simpson, of Baltimore who later caused the British Monarch, King Edward VIII to abdicate his throne in order to marry her in 1937, after little more than a year as the head of the British Empire since the death of his father King George V
In 1940 he said: "In the past 10 years Germany has totally reorganised the order of its society .
Roosevelt ordered covert surveillance of the Duke and Duchess when they visited Palm Beach, Florida, in April 1941.
However, during the 1960s he said privately to a friend, Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross, "I never thought Hitler was such a bad chap.
In 1965, the Duke and Duchess returned to London.
He declined an invitation from Elizabeth II to attend the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969, replying that Prince Charles would not want his "aged great-uncle" there.
On 28 May 1972, the Duke died at his home in Paris, less than a month before his 78th birthday.
Edward Marshall Hall - In his 2013 book "The Prince, The Princess and" "the perfect Murder" Andre Rose says that Madam Fahmy, real name Marguerite Alibert, a Frenchwomen of modest birth, had a year-long affair with the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII, in Paris at the end of World War I. He claims there were desperate efforts to ensure this was not mentioned at her trial