Edward & Mrs. Simpson: Season 1, Episode 7

The Abdication (20 Dec. 1978)

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With all avenues now exhausted, King Edward VIII accepts his situation and proceeds with the abdication. In his broadcast to the nation, he appeals for understanding and tells his people ... See full summary »

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With all avenues now exhausted, King Edward VIII accepts his situation and proceeds with the abdication. In his broadcast to the nation, he appeals for understanding and tells his people that he cannot continue without the woman he loves. His brother, Prince Albert, feels that he is completely unprepared to take on the duties of the monarch but he accepts his duty and becomes King George VI. The new King decides that his brother, now Prince Edward, will be known as HRH the Duke of Windsor. The Duke however is dismayed when told that his future wife, while becoming a Duchess, will not be allowed to use the HRH designation. The former King goes into exile in France and he and Wallis marry, though with no members of the Royal Family in attendance. Written by garykmcd

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