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Edward VIII: The King Who Threw Away His Crown

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Edward VIII: The King Who Threw Away His Crown tells one of the most dramatic stories of the 20th century. Using rare and previously unseen archive and interviews with Edward and Wallis, this is the real story of the man who gave up the throne to pursue his obsession with a twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson.  The strength of Edward’s feelings for his lover sparked the abdication crisis of 1936.

Instead of a coronation in 1937, Edward married Wallis and, as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the couple embarked on a life of exile and roleless celebrity. This documentary takes a look back on the life of the Queen's uncle, shedding light on his scandals.

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