Lot 35: King Edward VIII's abdication speech
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Signed copy of King Edward VIII's abdication speech, framed with a photograph of the momentary King. Read worldwide via radio on 11 December 1936, speech reads in part, ''...I lay down my burden. It may be some time before I return to my native land; but I shall always follow the fortunes of the British race and Empire with profound interest...God bless you all. God save the King!'' Boldly signed ''Edward / Duke of Windsor'' in black ink. Speech measures 6.75'' square.framed to 13.5"x 19"
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