Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, 1971

On December 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne – he wished to marry a divorcée, Wallis Simpson.

Karsh photographed the married couple in 1971, one year before Edward, Duke of Windsor, died. In late 1971, the Duke, who was a smoker from an early age, was diagnosed with throat cancer. (In 1964 he was operated on by another Karsh Sitter, Michael E. DeBakeyRead more (Wikipedia)