Former King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson pose outside
Queen Elizabeth Allegedly Denied Her Uncle Edward’s Deathbed Request
Lifestyle News
King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, had abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson but remained Queen Elizabeth II's favorite uncle.
In the 1970s, Edward was on his deathbed at his home in Paris, and the Queen went to say her goodbyes. It was there that he asked the Queen to give his wife a royal title.
Edward's nurse, Julie Alexander, said, "The Queen said no. She said no, even on that sad day. It was, you know, breaking his heart, I think."
However, this visit to France was the first time Elizabeth had met the woman her uncle married, which may be why she shot down his dying wish to make her an official royal.