Talk:Edward VIII

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If this one goes into mainspace (which it certainly should at some point), it should probably be named "Edward VIII" rather than "Duke of Windsor". Deceased monarchs are almost always referred to by their monarchical title, even if they abdicated. WP also uses this name (as you probably noticed, given the wpa in the footnotes).--JorisEnter (talk) 17:01, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm considering the best title, and I'll check the normal usage here and in academe. The British press still refers to him as the Duke (which was his correct title until his death and for some time afterwards, and I prefer Debretts to Wikipedia as a style guide). If it had been primarily about his actions as duke, I would have defended the title Duke of Windsor, although for a pre-1937 focus, Edward VIII certainly makes more sense. Annquin (talk) 17:22, 18 November 2016 (UTC)


Thoughts? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 13:45, 22 November 2016 (UTC)