Duke and Duchess of Windsor Autograph Note Signed.

Rare autograph note signed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Duke and Duchess of Windsor Autograph Note Signed.

DUKE OF WINDSOR, Edward and Wallis Simpson.

$975.00

Item Number: 104586

Rare autograph note singed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In fine condition, the note measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches.

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from January 20, 1936 until his abdication on December 11 of that year. Edward became king on his father's death. However, he showed impatience with court protocol, and caused concern among politicians by his apparent disregard for established constitutional conventions. Only months into his reign, he caused a constitutional crisis by proposing to Wallis Simpson, an American who had divorced her first husband and was seeking a divorce from her second. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing a divorced woman with two living ex-husbands was politically and socially unacceptable as a prospective queen consort. When it became apparent he could not marry Wallis and remain on the throne, he abdicated and was succeeded by his younger brother, George VI.

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