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The Duke of Windsor, who as Edward VIII gave up the throne for “the woman I love”, died at his home in Paris on May 28, 1972. He was 77 and had been ill for some time. His body was flown to England on May 31, where it lay in state in St. Georges Chapel, Windsor, before the funeral service on June 5. He was then buried in the royal burial ground, Frogmore, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where he had played as a boy.
The two day lying-in-state was the only popular spectacle marking the occasion. Thousands gazed silently at the coffin of English oak with its single sheaf of white lilies from the Duchess of Windsor. The 75 year old widow sat with the Queen and Prince Philip for the funeral service, screened off from the remainder of the congregation.
The ILN issue commemorating this event was issued in July, 1972

(Appendix List No. 172) and published pictures of the funeral and of the life and times of the King who gave up the throne.
The cover shows a picture of the Duke of Windsor taken in 1971 by Karsh of Ottawa.
This is issue number 6888, vol. 260, containing 82 pages, measuring 30 x 23 cm and priced at twenty five pence.

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