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| Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the British Empire
|Portrait of Prince Edward in a British military uniform.|
|Reign||20 January, 1936 - 28 May, 1972|
|Coronation||11 December, 1936|
|Era name and dates|
|Neo-Edwardian Era: 20 January, 1936 - 28 May, 1972|
|House||House of Windsor|
|Mother||Mary of Teck|
|Born|| 23 June, 1894|
White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
|Died|| 28 May, 1972|
|Burial|| 5 June, 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.