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Edward VIII

Edward in military uniform, 1919
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (more…)
Reign 20 January 1936 â€“
11 December 1936
Predecessor George V
Successor George VI
Prime Ministers See list
Born 23 June 1894
White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died 28 May 1972 (aged 77)
4 Route du Champ d’Entraînement, Paris, France
Burial 5 June 1972
Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire
Spouse Wallis Warfield
(m. 1937)
Full name
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
I like going there for golf. America's one vast golf course these days.
Edward VIII
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Edward VIII
Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her.
Edward VIII
You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve.
Edward VIII
These works brought all these people here. Something should be done to get them at work again.
Edward VIII
I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn't have much time.
When you're bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.
Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
Edward VIII
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.
Edward VIII