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.
FORMER RESIDENCE OF MRS. BESSIE WALLACE SIMPSON In an amusing before and nearly after the childhood residence where Mrs. Bessie Wallace Simpson lived in Baltimore, Maryland is contrasted with Buckingham Palace where she might have lived had King Edward VIII been able to marry her and keep his throne. Instead he abdicated his throne to be with the woman he loved.
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.
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