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HRH Edward, Prince of Wales in 1932. Upon his father's death on January 20, 1936 he became His Majesty King Edward VIII. He had been involved with a twice divorced American, Wallis Warfield Simpson and he abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936 with a reign of only 326 days "to be with the woman I love". He was never crowned.
Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick (10 December 1861–26 July 1938) was a British socialite and long-time mistress to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. She was the inspiration behind the popular music hall song Daisy, Daisy.
The young Prince Edward, known in his family as David (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) in robes and coronet at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. He was said to have hated the entire ordeal and to have been very embarrassed by it.
My Father's Side: The Petty Coat of Arms, Irish Heritage. Motto: Ut Apes Geometriam, which means: As Bees Geometry (This phrase is also part of a line from Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris, "I possess philosophy by instinct, by nature, ut apes geometriam.") The Petty side of my family came to the U.S. in the 1600s.
The motto, “This I’ll Defend,” above the crest is referring to the Crown of James VI, who also became James I of England, the first Stewart king of England in 1603. The slogan in the scroll "Loch Sloy" is the MacFarlane rallying cry.