His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936

His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 (1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6 c. 3) was the Act of the British Parliament that recognized and ratified the abdication of King Edward VIII from the thrones of the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth realms, and passed succession to his brother Prince Albert, Duke of York (who became King George VI). The Act also excluded any possible future descendants of Edward from the line of succession. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson, after facing opposition from the governments of the United Kingdom and the British dominions (See Abdication Crisis of Edward VIII).

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