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Mary Constance Enslow Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
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.
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
"Duke and Duchess of Windsor" (1938). 0011: Mary Constance Enslow Papers, 1892-1962. 8.