How To Abdicate A Throne
Sherman Oaks, California
Yesterday was the 71st anniversary of King Edward VIII's abdication of the throne of the United Kingdom, about which I've blogged before. Under British law, an abdication occurs when the monarch signs an Instrument of Abdication (click here for a larger copy). Note that Edward signed his Instrument (which was witnessed by his three brothers) with the letter "R" meaning rex (king) and "I" meaning imperator (emperor).