Flags made for the coronation of King Edward VIII that never happened have emerged for sale.

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Two rare flags made for the coronation of King Edward VIII that never happened have emerged for sale 86 years later.<br />
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The Union Jacks with a portrait of the young monarch were made in 1936 for his official crowning which was meant to have taken place at Westminster Abbey on May 12, 1937.<br />
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But the king abdicated in December 1936 so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. <br />
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However, the event went ahead on that date, with Edward's brother King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth crowned instead.