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KING EDWARD VIII - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 156660

KING EDWARD VIII Signed with his post-abdication title, the Duke of Windsor Signature: "Edward/Duke of Windsor", 3½x1½ card. Edward, the future KING EDWARD VIII (1894-1972, reigned 1936) the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary, was created Prince of Wales in 1911. During WWI, he served as a staff officer in France, Egypt and Italy.

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KING EDWARD VIII
Signed with his post-abdication title, the Duke of Windsor
Signature: "Edward/Duke of Windsor", 3½x1½ card. Edward, the future KING EDWARD VIII (1894-1972, reigned 1936) the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary, was created Prince of Wales in 1911. During WWI, he served as a staff officer in France, Egypt and Italy. In 1919, the Prince of Wales visited Canada and the U.S. When King George V died in January 1936, Edward became England's first bachelor King in 176 years. There were official protests opposing his proposal to marry and elevate as Queen Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcée. Met by unyielding opposition to this marriage by his ministers, he chose to abdicate in December 1836, delivering a memorable radio address. Created Duke of Windsor by his brother and successor, King George VI, he married Wallis the following June. Suspected of German sympathies, Edward was relegated to a secondary post (Governor General of the Bahamas) during World War II, and lived abroad - mostly in France - with Mrs. Simpson (now a Duchess), for the rest of his life, not formally invited back to England until 1967 (for a ceremony honoring his mother). Irregularly cut at top edge. Lightly toned at right edge. Vertical crease through center. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.

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