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Edward VIII
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c***@yahoo.com
2018-08-23 02:49:27 UTC
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Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He had been King. Was it because of the Abdication? I see that the Duchess of Windsor was hurried off to the airport to return to Paris immediately after the burial of her husband.
Louis Epstein
2018-08-23 06:32:12 UTC
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Post by c***@yahoo.com
Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He
had been King. Was it because of the Abdication?
I would expect so.
The funerals for the death of Monarchs do not get accorded
to FORMER Monarchs.
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I see that the Duchess of Windsor was hurried off to the airport to
return to Paris immediately after the burial of her husband.
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Gene Wirchenko
2018-08-24 01:27:50 UTC
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:32:12 +0000 (UTC), Louis Epstein
Post by Louis Epstein
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Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He
had been King. Was it because of the Abdication?
I would expect so.
The funerals for the death of Monarchs do not get accorded
to FORMER Monarchs.
A dead monarch is not a former monarch?

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Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Louis Epstein
2018-08-24 15:16:04 UTC
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:32:12 +0000 (UTC), Louis Epstein
Post by Louis Epstein
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Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He
had been King. Was it because of the Abdication?
I would expect so.
The funerals for the death of Monarchs do not get accorded
to FORMER Monarchs.
A dead monarch is not a former monarch?
Not in the relevant sense.
They died Monarchs rather than dying former Monarchs.


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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
Auric Hellman
2018-08-26 17:07:25 UTC
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:32:12 +0000 (UTC), Louis Epstein
Post by Louis Epstein
Post by c***@yahoo.com
Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He
had been King. Was it because of the Abdication?
I would expect so.
The funerals for the death of Monarchs do not get accorded
to FORMER Monarchs.
When I read this, I immediately though of Princess Diana. I checked
Wikipedia and this is what they said:

"The event was not a state funeral, but a royal ceremonial funeral
including royal pageantry and Anglican funeral liturgy"

When you're right, you're right. Kudos.


Dr. Auric D. Hellman
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c***@yahoo.com
2018-08-27 03:05:33 UTC
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Post by c***@yahoo.com
Why was Edward VIII not given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey? He had been King. Was it because of the Abdication? I see that the Duchess of Windsor was hurried off to the airport to return to Paris immediately after the burial of her husband.
I don't believe Richard III was given a state funeral after he was killed in battle. Her Majesty did not attend. Is it because it is not known if he was or was not king when he died.
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