Edward VIII | The king who gave up the throne for the woman he loved
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 March 1970
DURATION | 49 minutes 29 seconds
In this interview with Kenneth Harris (who also provides an introduction to the programme), the Duke and Duchess of Windsor discuss their lives and express their opinions on such topics as modern youth, smoking, the establishment and the role of women in society. The duke speaks diplomatically about his lack of a conventional job in the working world, shares memories of his forebears, Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and his own father, King George V, and recalls the many statesmen he has encountered, including Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill.
This interview was also filmed for television. An edited version of this interview also appears in an edition of 'Tuesday Documentary' called 'The Uncrowned King', available in this collection.
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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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