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Abdication Of King Edward VI

Abdication Of King Edward VI

Broadcast: September 19, 1956
Added: Sep 16 2022

Excerpts from the special broadcast on December 11th 1936, and the news that King Edward VIII had abdicated the throne of Great Britain. Edward had made the first ever royal broadcast, and so knew the power of radio to reach people in their homes. King Edward VIII spoke to a stunned nation, and announced that he had abdicated the throne in favor of his brother, so as to be free to marry the woman he loved - Mrs Wallis Simpson.