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.
VIC OLIVER TALKS TO REPORTERS ABOUT PENDING MARRIAGE TO SARAH CHURCHHILL - 1936 When asked if it's true that he is going to marry WInston Churchhill's daughter Sarah Vic Oliver answers, "That is a statement I cannot answer at the present time because as I said before I must wait till her brother Randolph arrives here tomorrow morning." Mr. Oliver did indeed marry the young woman in question shortly after this interview.
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.
GERMAN AMBASSADOR JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP ARRIVES IN LONDON - 1936 The new German Ambassador Herr Von Ribbentrop arrives at the London Embassy where he politely greets the media. Tropp arrives in London. In August 1936 the Nazi government appointed Ribbentrop Ambassador to Britain with orders to negotiate the Anglo-German alliance. Needless to say Herr Ribbentropp didn't succeed.
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