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What year did king edward abdicate from the throne?

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King Edward the VIII abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936.

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King Edward the Eighth abdicated the throne on December 10th, 1936. He abdicated the throne in order to marry a twice divorced woman Wallis Simpson who would not have been acceptable as Queen. In 1937 Edward became known as the Duke of Windsor.

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