Dec 11, 1936. Christened Edward Albert Christian George AndrewPatrick David, King Edward VIII was born at Richmond Park, England, on June 12, 1894, and became Prince of Wales in July 1911. He ascended to the English throne upon the death of his father, George V, on Jan 20, 1936, but coronation never took place. He abdicated on Dec 11, 1936, in order to marry the woman I love, twice-divorced American Wallis Warfield Simpson. They were married in France, June 3, 1937. Edward was named Duke ofWindsor by his brother-successor, George VI. The duke died at Paris, May28, 1972, but was buried in England, near Windsor Castle.
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