Edward VIII Abdication 10th Dec 1936



I don’t suppose this photo hangs on the wall in Buckingham Palace!!! Edward caused serious concerns in 1936 when he stated he would marry Mrs Simpson. Already once divorced and awaiting a second divorce to be finalized before she could marry the King of England. Prime Minister Baldwin would have none of it, an American divorcee as the Queen consort, that would never happen!. In all this turmoil rumours swirled around the land suggesting she was a NAZI agent and or sympathizer. It was suspected she was having an affair with Joachim von Ribbentrop, Germany Nazi Ambassador to the United Kingdom at the time. In the photo we can clearly see why the British Government was concerned and why Edward was sent off to the Bahamas during the war years. Certainly a tumultuous event in the history of the British Monarchy. Wonder if Charles & Camilla have any thoughts on the subject???
Cheers and keep reading.

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Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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  1. Pingback: The King of England 1936 | The Irish Rover's Blog

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