Duke and Duchess of Windsor

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Mary Constance Enslow Collection

Institution

Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

1938

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Duke and Duchess of Windsor, b&w King Edward VIII was the eldest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary. In 1930, while he was still Prince of Wales, Edward met an American woman named Wallis Warfield Simpson. George V died in January 1936, and Edward VIII succeeded him as king. Mrs. Simpson divorced her husband later that year. The king was determined to marry her, but he could not convince the royal family or government officials to accept a divorced woman as his queen. On December 11, Edward VIII officially abdicated.

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Photograph

Subject

People: Duke of Windsor Duchess of Windsor Simpson, Wallis W. Edward VIII Warfield, Bessie Wallis
Subject Terms: British royalty Duke of Windsor Duchess of Windsor golf terrier dog black and white

Type

Still Image

Identifier

1973.06.0011.16.05.02

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

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