A King’s Story

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Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. The Love Story of the Century

ACTORS :  Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1965

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A King’s Story Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the abdication Crisis of 1936. Includes interviews with His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor and The Duchess of Windsor. Also has many films of the former King from his early childhood through his short reign.

One of the Best Documentaries Ever!

A King’s Story Inside look at the life of King Edward VIII from his birth until he left England. A “must see” for anyone who is interested in the Royal Family or British History. Includes in-depth interviews with His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor and The Duchess of Windsor. Based upon His Royal Highness’s book of the same name, published in 1951. I would advise everyone to see this film.

OK but one-sided

 

A good-enough documentary of his life up to the time he left England.

But it is one-sided. Little is said of his “spoilt-brat” attitude.

Nothing much after the Abdication – which the Duke usually saw as the world trying to stop him doing what he wanted. The book was published in 1951, so this “documentary” makes nothing of the wasted 1950s when the Duke and Duchess wandered from one party to another, spending the allowance and cash from the sale of his private estates which saw them end up effectively broke, living in a free house courtesy of the French Government.

A watchable film based on the book designed to paint the Windsors in the best possible light, and ignore anything that might tarnish the image.

Narrated by Orson Welles, this documentary tells King Edward VIII’s story through interviews and his own participation in the film’s production. After a scandal involving his controversial relationship with American divorcée Wallis Simpson, he became the first British monarch in centuries to abdicate his throne. His reign, which lasted less than a year, was tainted by his paramour’s suspected Nazi sympathies. He attempts to tell his side of the story in this sad tale of a fallen aristocrat.

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