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Instrument of Abdication

Description: Edward VIII's signed instrument of abdication, giving up all claim to the throne for himself and his descendants. The document is signed by Edward and by three of his brothers, including Prince Albert who was to succeed him as George VI.


Date: 10th December 1936


Our Document Reference: PC 11/1


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Taken on November 5, 2008