1st November 1936: King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) just before his abdication wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards. He ruled for one year in 1936, until he abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson. (Photo by Hugh Cecil/Keystone/Getty Images)

1st November 1936:  King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) just before his abdication wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards. He ruled for one year in 1936, until he abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson.  (Photo by Hugh Cecil/Keystone/Getty Images)