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Why did Edward VIII have to abdicate in 1936?

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Asked by anantharaman, 10 Sep '12 09:30 pm
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Because of his marriage with Wallis Simpson, a divorcee, which was not approved by the British norms for the royalty
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 14 Sep '12 11:16 am

 
  
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Edward's refusal to give up Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing a divorce of her second. , led to his abdication in December 1936
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 10 Sep '12 09:34 pm

 
  
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To marry a non royal
Answered by iqbal seth, 10 Sep '12 09:51 pm

 
  
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Edward VIII's motto, it seems was 'Love ke liye kuchh bhi karega'.
He abdicated the throne to marry his love (who was a divorcee) as she was not a royal and British Parliament passed a resolution that no ordinary woman can be the Queen of England.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 10 Sep '12 09:36 pm

 
  
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He became King Edward VIII in January 1936 on the death of his father George V. In November 1936 a constitutional crisis arose when Edward wished to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson; it was felt that, as a she had already divorced her first husband and at the time Edward and Wallis had met she was still married to her second husband, she was pursuing the King because of his wealth and position and would be unacceptable as queen. On 11 December Edward abdicated and left for France, where the couple were married in 1937. He was succeeded by his brother Albert as George VI.

Edward and Wallis became The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but were ostracised by his family who felt he had let them down and not done his duty. His views of appeasement on the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy and meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1937 led him to be given the role during World War II of Governor of the Bahamas out of the way of the war effort amid concerns of German plots to kidnap and use him. After the war ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 11 Sep '12 01:55 am

 
  
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