|The Windsor tie knot - unmistakable for its symmetry and |
that wonderful dimple
|The Duke of Windsor tying the famous |
knot is introduced to the world in 1936
In a public announcement that captivated the United Kingdom and the world, King Edward the VIII appealed to his subjects that his decision was unavoidable. Finally he put to rest the hysteria with a resolution, "But you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love." With the statement carried over the radio on Dec 11, 1936 Edward the VIII became the first monarch in British history voluntarily abdicate the Royal Throne. "I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden," he said in his broadcast the day after the act of abdication had been signed. On Dec. 12, at 2 A.M., he left England and six months later married Mrs. Simpson on June 3, 1937 in France.
|The Duke of Windsor demonstrating how he ties the "Windsor" tie knot, |
however he is tying it a confusing way on purpose so not all men
could look so dashing
|The Duke and Duchess of Windsor|
Cover of Life Magazine June 1941
|Edward VII, the Duke of Windsor remained devoted |
to the woman he sacrificed the throne for and later
on exclaimed that he had no regrets.