“My friend, with thee to live alone Me thinks was better than to own A crown, a sceptre, and a throne.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson from ‘To the Queen,’ Idylls of the King. The Duke of Windsor wrote these lines on his personalised stationary and gave it to his wife apparently. She kept it on her bedside table. Very fitting.
EDWARD ALBERT CHRISTIAN GEORGE ANDREW PATRICK DAVID a.k.a. "The Duke of Windsor" (Monarch) BIRTH: June 23, 1894 in White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, England DEATH: May 8, 1972 in Paris, France CAUSE OF DEATH: Cancer of the Larynx CLAIM TO FAME: As King Edward VIII, he Abdicated to Marry Divorcee Wallis Simpson
Andrew Willis of Great Britain in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Breaststroke on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.