A fan blog dedicated to Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, the only British monarch ever to voluntarily renounce the throne. His friends called him David, and so do we.
King Edward VIII
I self portrait by Edward VIII painted during his time at Oxford University in 1912. From here.

I self portrait by Edward VIII painted during his time at Oxford University in 1912. From here.

Edward VIII during WW1.
“Prince Edward went to the front line as often as possible on something of a sight-seeing tour to boost the morale of the men. He became popular with the soldiers. It is quite remarkable to think that 100 years ago the heir to the throne could be placed so close to a war zone where there could have been things like unexploded mines” - Matthew Hayley, of the auctioneers Bonhams.

Edward VIII during WW1.

“Prince Edward went to the front line as often as possible on something of a sight-seeing tour to boost the morale of the men. He became popular with the soldiers. It is quite remarkable to think that 100 years ago the heir to the throne could be placed so close to a war zone where there could have been things like unexploded mines” - Matthew Hayley, of the auctioneers Bonhams.

The Grand Hotel Imperial also features a Royal Corner, right next to its Internet Corner. This glassed-in enclave charts the lunchtime stopover, on August 11, 1936, by the hotel’s most famous visitors: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Photos portray dapper off-duty royals, him in a baggy cream suit with white loafers, her in trousers and big sunglasses. After lunch, Wallis and Edward took a taxi boat from their 300-foot yacht, the Nahlin, to Kvarner Beach and skinny-dipped. News of this royal daring spread faster than a TMZ blog post. Croatian naturism, hitherto confined to a few naked Germans, was exposed to the world.

Tristan Rutherford, The Atlantic- "Where Nudism Took Off" 

Edward VIII playing bagpipes.

Edward VIII playing bagpipes.

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Prince George, Duke of York, holding his firstborn son, Edward, 1894.
The baby grew up to be King Edward VIII. George became King George V in 1910.
Photo from the Royal Collection.

british-royal-photos:

Prince George, Duke of York, holding his firstborn son, Edward, 1894.

The baby grew up to be King Edward VIII. George became King George V in 1910.

Photo from the Royal Collection.


Drawing by Olive Snell

Drawing by Olive Snell

Saw this in a book shop in York today and thought those kids looked familiar..!

Saw this in a book shop in York today and thought those kids looked familiar..!

Edward visiting coal miner 

Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), in Africa, 1928 and 1930.

Like most during that period, on his first trip to Africa, the Prince took great pleasure in hunting the African wildlife - mainly targeting the ‘Big Five’. Despite his initial enjoyment, however, after learning of the rapid decline of animal numbers, due to the increasing popularity of a new method of hunting from cars, Edward became increasingly passionate to conserve the majestic creatures of Africa. 

Upon his return in 1930, Edward took to shooting the animals again, this time, replacing his gun with a camera. He was among the first to campaign for the conversation of African wildlife, with friend, Denys Finch Hatton, and the Prince’s legacy in Africa remains today in the form of the Serengeti National Park.

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Kind Edward VIII, 1924.

Kind Edward VIII, 1924.


John Archibald Alexander Berrie (1887-1962): Portrait of Edward Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor, 1894 -1972

John Archibald Alexander Berrie (1887-1962): Portrait of Edward Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor, 1894 -1972


Statue of Edward Prince of Wales at Old College Aberystwyth [x]

Statue of Edward Prince of Wales at Old College Aberystwyth [x]

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The 1921 ceremony marking the unveiling of the Chattri memorial can be seen on this British Pathe clip via You Tube.

For details of this Sunday’s ceremony, see the Chattri Memorial Group’s website at http://www.chattri.org/