There's current concern for the health of the Duke of Windsor, who, as King Edward VIII, abdicated the British throne in 1936.
There's current concern for the health of the Duke of Windsor, who, as King Edward VIII, abdicated the British throne in 1936. A spokesman for the Duke today (Wednesday) denied reports that the Duke was suffering from cancer of the throat, but added that he is a very sick man.
Earlier this month, Queen Elizabeth visited her uncle during her state visit to France, and at that time he was not well enough to s??? her off. Our film compilation of his life ends with this episode.
The profile begins during his brief 11-month r???gin as Edward VIII. He came to the throne on the death of his father, King George the V, early in 1936. But almost at once, a major constitutional crisis developed over the new King's intention to marry American-born Mrs W???lli??? Simpson, then divorcing her second husband. The King abdicated and was succeeded by his brother, King George VI, who created him Duke of Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess lived almost continuously abroad, mostly in the United States and France. Offering his services during World war Two, the Duke was appointed governor of the Bahamas.
Though after the war, the Duke and Duchess made many private visits to Britain, it was not until 1965, when the Duke was in hospital in London that Queen Elizabeth had her first recorded meeting with the Duchess.