The King of England abdicated to marry a divorced American. He was never crowned and his reign lasted only 325 days. He is buried in the royal burial ground at Frogmore next to his brother, the Duke of Kent.
George VI father of Queen Elizabeth II. A heavy smoker, he had a lung removed when a malignant tumour was discovered. He died of coronary thrombosis at the age of His wife, the Queen Mother, outlived him by 50 years.