Edward in military uniform, 1919
|King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (more...)|
|Reign||20 January 1936 –
11 December 1936
|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
I like going there for golf. America's one vast golf course these days.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
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.
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.
These works brought all these people here. Something should be done to get them at work again.
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.
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.