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.
CONTROVERSY OVER KING'S ROMANCE Newspapers worldwide cover the royal romance. King Edward's deep interest in the twice-divorced Baltimore belle, Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, rocks the Empire to its foundations.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:32:00, No 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.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IS INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE KING - 1936 Famous playwright and author George Bernard Shaw uses gentle humor and more than a little tolerance when a reporter asks him whether he thinks King Edward VIII will soon take a wife and what might be holding him back from doing so answering in part, "Well, I don't speculate about it at all. It's impertinent. He doesn't speculate about whether I'm ... well gosh I'm married of course already so he wouldn't have anything to say about that."
DUKE OF WINDSOR HAS EYE SURGERY - 1965 The Duke of Windsor checks out of the Eye Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York after receiving a minor surgery on his eye. The Duke wears dark glasses but briefly takes them off before placing them back on and leaving with the Duchess of York for whom he once abdicated the throne of England.
Date: October 23, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
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.
FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR KING GEORGE V - 1936 Montage of the funeral procession of King George V of Great Britain on 28th January 1936 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle following the Lying-in-State in London. Birds flock into the air startled by cannon fire and King Edward VIIIs ascension to the throne is announced.
Date: January 28, 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:53:00, With Audio
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