Edward VIII

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Edward VIII
A photograph of Edward in his twenties
Edward in 1971
King of the United Kingdom
and the British Dominions
Reign 20 January 1936 – 28 May 1972
Coronation 12 May 1937
Predecessor George V
Successor Elizabeth II
Emperor of India
Reign 20 January 1936 – 15 August 1947
Predecessor George V
Successor Position abolished
Born Prince Edward of York
(1894-06-23)23 June 1894
White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey, United Kingdom
Died 28 May 1972(1972-05-28) (aged 77)
Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom
Spouse Princess Irene of Greece (m. 1928)
Full name
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
  • Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • Windsor (from 1917)
Father George V
Mother Mary of Teck
Burial 5 June 1972
Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire
Religion Protestant
Military career
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
  • Royal Navy
  • British Army
  • Royal Air Force
RankAdmiral of the Fleet
Major General
Group Captain
AwardsMilitary Cross