Edward VIII | The king who gave up the throne for the woman he loved
CHANNEL | National Programme
RECORDED | circa May 1931
DURATION | 1 minutes 49 seconds
Edward, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech on trade at a banquet given by the London Executive Committee of the British Empire Trade Exhibition, Buenos Aires. In this address, he encourages the delegates to be more ambitious in their trade negotiations in South America, specifically with the 'Argentine people'.
In the picture above, Edward, Prince of Wales, is greeted by Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde, as he arrives to open the new headquarters of the British Empire Service League in London.
Edward, Prince of Wales, and King George V open the British Empire Exhibition.
A speech at the British Empire Trade Exhibition.
How 'mutual help' might provide a solution to the unemployment problem.
'They must never be forgotten while we are safe and free.'
A rallying call for volunteers.
Announcing the new King.
Announcing the new King at the Royal Exchange, London.
Edward VIII's first message to the Empire as King.
'The decision I have made has been mine - and mine alone.'
The Windsors' first official royal engagement in Britain since the abdication.
Kenneth Harris interviews the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
What kind of monarch might Edward VIII have been?
Lady Monckton discusses her husband's friendship with King Edward VIII.
Recollections of a friend of Edward, Prince of Wales.
Russell Harty interviews Diana Mosley about her biography of the Duchess of Windsor.
John Tusa opens up the Windsors debate.
How King Edward VIII's affair was made public.
What might have happened if King Edward VIII had remained on the throne?
The 'Radio Times' praises the new King's broadcasting abilities.
An eyewitness account of the King's abdication.
The pressing need to inform the Empire about the crisis.
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