Edward – Prince of Wales

Edward VIII (1894-1972) became King of England in 1936 when his father, George, died. Until that time he served as The Prince of Wales.  Edward was ill fitted for the throne and shocked the world by resigning as King less than a year into his reign for the purpose of marrying a divorced American woman, Wallis Simpson.

Bob & Muriel met the Prince of Wales in 1926.  He often came to their performances and would frequently stay to chat with them, especially with Muriel.  They were invited to St. James Palace to dine with the Prince. He loved dancing and asked Muriel to teach him how to do the Charleston.