Crown Princess Mary of Denmark never fails to dazzle the crowd no matter how understated her dress is. The princess joined her husband, Crown Prince Frederik at the Annual New Year’s Diplomatic Reception at Christiansborg Palace. She wore an ivory accessorized with a large pearl necklace with pink diamond droplet. Queen Margrethe of Denmark arrived alone after Prince Henrik officially retired from royal life. Photo: Rex
King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.