Edward VIII
Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the British Empire

Prince Edward (1920 portrait).jpg
Portrait of Prince Edward in a British military uniform.
King of the United Kingdom and the British Empire
Reign 20 January, 1936 - 28 May, 1972
Coronation 11 December, 1936
Predecessor George V
Successor Elizabeth II
Spouse None
Era name and dates
Neo-Edwardian Era: 20 January, 1936 - 28 May, 1972
House House of Windsor
Father George V
Mother Mary of Teck
Born 23 June, 1894
White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
Died 28 May, 1972
Windsor Castle
Burial 5 June, 1972
Frogmore, Berkshire
Religion Anglican
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his death on 28 May, 1972.

Edward was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, he served in the British Armed Forces during World War I and undertook several overseas tours on behalf of his father.

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