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When King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, his younger brother Albert became King George VI (father of the current Queen).

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King Harold succeeded Edward the Confessor, who was in turn succeeded by William the Conqueror.

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His brother Albert who became George VI.

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George V.

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Q: Who became King after Edward abdicated the throne?
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Who succeeded george v on the throne of England?

King George V was succeeded by King Edward VIII who abdicated and became the Duke of Windsor and, Edward VIII was succeeded by his brother, King George VI.

Was edward king at the time he abdicated the throne?

No, He was King elect , The coronation had not yet taken place.

Was it expected that Princess Elizabeth II would take the throne?

Not until her uncle, Edward VIII, became king in 1936. After that, her chances were better than average. After Edward abdicated British monarchy at the end of 1936, Princess Elizabeth became second in line to the throne behind her father, King George VI. If Edward had never abdicated and died childless in 1972, Elizabeth might have become queen at the age of 46.

Who took over the throne after george V?

His first-born, King/Emperor Edward VIII. He abdicated less than a year later, so King George's second-born, King/Emperor George VI, took the throne.

King Edward abdicated the throne of England because he fell in love with what American divorcee?

The Prince of Wales, later King Edward the Eighth. He could not marry her until he had abdicated, and they were then styled the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Who is the king who gave up his throne for his love?

That was Edward VIII. He abdicated because there was no tolerance for his marriage to a divorced woman, Wallis Simpson.

Did edward ever become king?

Seven of them did. If you mean Edward VIII ... he became king upon the death of his father, George V, but Edward abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. He and Wallis spent the rest of their lives as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Why did george the sixth abdicate?

He didn't. Edward VIII was the king who abdicated and his brother George VI then became king.

Which british king abdicated?

Please don't be offended if I correct your wording. Edward VIII abdicated (not abducted) the throne in order to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcee. Edward's brother then became King George VI. King George and his queen, Elizabeth, were the parents of the current Queen Elizabeth II.

How do you use the word abdicate in a sentence?

The king abdicated his throne. He chose to abdicate his position as CEO of the company. They abdicated their responsibility as caretakers. The lawyer decided to abdicate the continuance of her client's defense. The pope abdicated after being accused. The king was forced to abdicate, due to a rebellion.

Who came first King Edward viii or george vi?

King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 before he was coronated and was succeeded by his younger brother 'Bertie' who became King George VI.