The Dark Side of The Royal Family: King Edward VIII

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Published on 23 Apr 2021, 18:00
On this episode of The Dark Side we look into the life of King Edward VIII, uncle to Queen Elizabeth II, and how his actions during his short reign nearly destroyed the reputation of the Crown. His scandalous love affair that led to his swift abdication was only topped by his secret allegiance to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party during World War II. What led Britain’s most romantic monarch to back the world’s most ruthless dictator?

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Drawings and Prints, Print, Design for a Regency, Artist, Subject, Subject, Subject, William Heath ('Paul Pry'), Leopold I, King of the Belgians, William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Antique photograph: Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria And Her Family
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The Wedding Of The Duke Of York And Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
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Harold II Swears Fidelity To Duke William Of Normandy 1064 (1864)
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Portrait of Wallis Simpson
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King Edward VII with his son George V and his grandson the Prince of Wales (to become Edward VII before abdicating) on the Royal yacht shortly before his death in 1910
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King Edward VIII Holding Hands with Wallis Simpson
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor with Dogs
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Joachim von Ribbentrop
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Queen Elizabeth at a Picnic with the Royal Family
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Duke and Duchess of Windsor After Their Wedding
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Adolf Hitler with Duke and Duchess of Windsor
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Paul Of Greece And Frederica Of Hanover
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The Duke of York with the Earl of Strathmore's shooting party, Glamis Castle, 1921, (1923).
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King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, 1936.
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Lord Mayor addressing King George III
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Governor Of The Bahamas
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Governor Of The Bahamas
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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
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The Duke & Duchess Of Windor In Portugal
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TRH Prince Charles & The Duchess Of Cornwall Attend Blessing At Windsor
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Portrait Of The Prince Of Wales
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Andrew Morton With Diana Book
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Royal Wedding
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Schellenberg
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Duke And Hitler
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Wallis Simpson
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Germany surrenders in World War II May 7, 1945
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Scenes from the London Blitz during World War II
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Nazi bombers attack France during World War II.
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Buckingham Palace, Bank of England building, and Royal Exchange in London
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UK's Leader of the Opposition Stanley Baldwin calls for sacrifice in world finance crisis
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Spooky Dark Forest at Night in Moonlight
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George VI crowned King of the UK, and the former Edward VIII weds Wallis Simpson
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Hohenzollern Castle, Germany. Aerial FPV drone flights.
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