Verified fact US media merrily reported King Edward-Wallis Simpson gossip pre-abdication while British Empire press chose not to for some reason...Of course.
Oh. Well I'm sure the press in the pre-democracy-as-we'd-recognise-it era was just as comprised.Quitting being king? I was referring to Edward VII (who famously and publicly did not get on with his mother the Queen, who blamed him for his father's death). Not Edward VIII.