- "Who wants transparency, when you can have magic? Who wants prose, when you can have poetry? Pull away the veil and what are you left with?"
- —The Duke hosts a coronation viewing[src]
Born as Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, on June 23 1894 to King George V and Queen Mary, the older brother to King George VI. He served as King Edward VIlI from January 20, 1936 — December 11, 1936, abdicating to marry Wallis, Duchess of Windsor an American woman, who was twice divorced, and therefore unacceptable as a member of The Royal Family at the time.