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date: 27 May 2024

Edward VIII, afterwards Duke of Windsor 1894–1972
British monarch, King of the United Kingdom, 1936 

  1. These works brought all these people here. Something should be done to get them at work again.
    speaking at the derelict Dowlais Iron and Steel Works, 18 November 1936; often misquoted as, ‘Something must be done’
    in Western Mail 19 November 1936
  2. At long last I am able to say a few words of my own…you must believe me when I tell you that 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.
    radio broadcast following his abdication, 11 December 1936
  3. The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
    in Look 5 March 1957