King Edward VIII (Edward was King for less than a year in 1936. He was forced to choose between remaining on as King or abdicating the throne and marrying Simpson who was a divorcee of two previous marriages. Edward abdicated the throne in December 1936. The relationship almost caused a constitutional crisis in Britain around that time with Edward announcing over a radio broadcast “I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility, and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love”)

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