Edward VIII

I heard an interesting sound clip on the BBC driving in to work today. It's an excerpt from the 1936 abdication address given by King Edward VIII, who wins serious points for most romantic radio moment of the 20th century. According to historyplace.com, the bit you'll hear goes like this:

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.
Follow the link for the full text, which is succinct, but very interesting.
Jason commented:
Here's random -- while sorting through things from my grandmother this summer I came across a laminated newspaper article from Dec. 11, 1936. Headline: "Edward Bids Farewell to Old Subjects". It's hanging on my office wall...
on Tue Oct 9 11:04:26 2007

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