Abdication of King Edward VIII

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Statement of Abdication  (1936) 
by Edward VIII
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I, Edward the Eighth, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Emperor of India, do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately.

In token whereof I have hereunto set My hand this tenth day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are subscribed.

EDWARD V.I.I.I.

Signed at
Fort Belvedere
in the presence
of

ALBERT.
HENRY.
GEORGE.
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