KING EDWARD VIII ABDICATES HIS THRONE FOR MRS. WALLACE SIMPSON - BROADCAST & MONTAGE Montage of scenes and the famous broadcast of King Edward VIII announcing his abdication of the throne for the woman he loves. A radio station is in a flurry of activity, radio towers carry the speech to radios and citizens line up on the streets to hear the news. A picture of a serene Mrs. Wallace Simpson smiles reassuringly and the Duke and Duchess of York play in a park with their children perhaps still unaware they are the new royal family.
KING EDWARD VIII - THE NEW KING OF ENGLAND FOR 11 MONTHS England plans for the upcoming coronation of King Edward VIII following the death of his father King George V on 20 January 1936. Enthusiastic subjects greet the new king everywhere and make preparations for his upcoming coronation ceremony in May 1937 by doing such things as letting the children plant coronation trees. However before his coronation Edward abdicated his throne for the woman he loved.
N.B. PREMIER MAKES ODD TOAST TO ROYAL COUPLE - 1983 New Brunswick Premier Hatfield makes an odd toast to the Prince and Princess of Wales which created quite a stir in the British press. "We have heard and read the lies. Your royal highness, the Princess of Wales, as it always is today it was wonderful to meet and know the truth." The royal couple appear both bemused and amused by the toast.
Date: June 17, 1983 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:33:00, With Audio
THE DUKE OF KENT'S WEDDING - 1934 Great Britain's soon to be King Edward VIII attends his brother the Duke of Kent's wedding. A young woman in the crowd comes up in an ingenous way to watch the goings on by turning her back and holding up a small mirror which shows her what is happening.
PRINCE EDWARDS - MRS. SIMPSON Vintage shot Britain's Prince Edward and his American lover Wallace Simpson on a paddle boat. Newspaper headlines from the Daily Mirror, reporting the forthcoming marriage of the prince and his lover.
BRITISH ROYALTY & IMPERIAL ROBE - 1937 The Duke of Windsor and his wife, Wallis Simpson. George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Embroiderers prepare the Imperial Robe and Coat of Arms for the coronation of George VI.
ITALY'S KING REVIEWS LIBYAN ARMED FORCES Italy's North African Libyan troops pass in review before King Victor Emmanuel. Modern mechanized forces contrast sharply with the mounted desert tribesmen who raise their rifles high in tribute as they ride past.
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