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Duke of Windsor: Edward VIII, the man who ran away from his country with his affair.

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Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII

Wallis Simpson’s ‘love letters’ to husband she divorced reveal longing for the simple life

Wallis Simpson, the American divorcée for whom Edward VIII gave up his throne, may still have been in love with the husband she was divorcing but felt too lonely and trapped to change her mind.

Say what you will about the Duke Of Windsor ( his taste in women stunk and he was a not-so-closeted Nazi ), but he had style to spare. Great Polo Coat.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

Duke and Duchess of Windsor.  Wow, that hat!

Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

interpretation is less that Wallis seduced or charmed Edward—although she took quickly and passionately to his lifestyle—but that he was obsessed with her and was not a man who liked, or was very good, at being managed, and Wallis lost control of everything fairly quickly, ending up carried along by his obsession.

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, (formally H. King Edward VIII) And Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, (formally Wallis Simpson.

Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer-Simpson-Windsor (19 Jun 1896-24 Apr 1986) USA holding a dog in 1937 at Castle Candé, France by unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio. Wife of the Prince of Wales, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew David, later King Edward VIII "David" (23 Jun 1894-28 May 1972), later Duke of Windsor, UK.

Wallis holding a dog in 1937 at Castle Candé, France by unknown photographer, published in Life, Spaarnestad Photo Studio.

Duchess of Windsor

"It would take four ordinary duchesses to make one Duchess of Windsor." - Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

The most awkward part of it to watch was Murrow's question "have either of you ever thought of what MIGHT have been.?"  A reference of course to the abdication.   They both looked at each other in silence, David folded his hands on his knees and pitched forward, stumbling a few times before the words came to him.  "Well, Mr Murrow,  I think you must be referring to the events of 19 hundred and 36.  Well I must say most emphatically that the answer is no."

On holiday - Wallis Simpson and King David - years after they were married.

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) Prince of Wales UK, Duke Duchess of Windsor