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10 Dec 1936: King Edward VIII's abdication

10 Dec 1936: King Edward VIII’s  abdication

1936: “The Year of the Three Kings” (postcard)

King Edward VIII (who had succeeded  his father on 20 January 1936) did something that monarchs do not have the luxury of doing – he fell in love with Mrs. 255 more words

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Edward VIII Abdication - New York Times Front Page Reprint

Edward VIII Abdication – New York Times Front Page Reprint

After only 11 months on the throne, he said he could not carry on « without the help and support of the woman I love, » the American socialite Wallis Simpson. 17 more words

Retired Emperor

Japanese Emperor Akihito may be thinking of abdicating his post because his age is making it difficult to fulfill his duties as emperor. The BBC… 1,120 more words

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The Emperor Speaks

On Monday, August 8th, the Emperor of Japan made a rare televised address to the Japanese people. In his 28 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne, this is only the second time that the Japanese people have been addressed through mass media by Emperor Akihito, the first being in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns of March 11, 2011. 1,641 more words


About abdication

The Japanese Emperor suggests he wants to “abdicate.” Where does this uncommon word come from?

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Emperor Akihito and abdication

On the same weekend that Alex Rodriguez, 41, announced his retirement from baseball, Japanese Emperor Akihito, 82, made an address to the Japanese nation in which he indicated his desire to abdicate–a wish current Japanese law has no provision to grant. 399 more words