edward windsor
The Duchess of Windsor

“At long last…”

On the evening of 11 December, there was one final family dinner at Royal Lodge. The guests were Edward’s mother Queen Mary, his sister the Princess Royal, his three brothers, Queen Mary’s brother the Earl of Athlone and his wife Princess Alice. The Earl of Athlone later recalled, “It might have been quite a gloomy [read more]

The Duchess of Windsor

The abdication of King Edward VIII

Wallis had tried over and over again to remove herself from the situation, to keep the King on the throne, but in the end, the abdication was inevitable. On 10 December 1936, at ten in the morning at Fort Belvedere, in the presence of his brothers, King Edward VIII signed six copies of the Act [read more]