Edward VIII. of the United Kingdom

Born Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David of York.

Named "Edward" in honor of his late uncle Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, who was known as Eddy to his family, and in honor of his great-grandfather Christian IX. King of Denmark. "Albert" was inclluded in memory of his great-grandfather Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Prince Consort. His last four names, George, Andrew, Patrick and David are the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He was known as David to his family.

He was created Prince of Wales in 1910 and succeded his father as Edward VII. King of the United Kingdom in January 1936. Abdicated in December after a reign of only 325 days in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. He was styled Duke of Windsor in 1937.

Son of Prince George, Duke of York, later George V. King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) and Mary, Princess of Teck (1867-1953)

Born: White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey 23. Jun 1894

Christened: White Lodge 16. Jul 1894


Married: Château de Candé, Département de l’Indre, France 3. Jun 1937 Bessie Wallis Warfield, Mrs. Simpson (1896-1986), daughter of Teackle Wallis Warfield (1861-1896) and Alice Montague (1869-1929). She had married firstly in 1916 (div. 1927) Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr, and secondly in 1928 (div. 1937) Ernest Aldrich Simpson.

No issue

Died: 4 Rue du Champ d’Entraînement, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France 28. May 1972 from throat cancer

Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Berkshire

 Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; for godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page http://users.uniserve.com/~canyon/index.htm