Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII

  • Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII
Forbidden to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson and still remain head of the Church of England, King Edward VIII chose love over duty and abdicated in 1936 after just a few months on the throne. The government nearly toppled, but the couple, redubbed the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, lived happily ever after.
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  • nightmary

    "Happily ever after?" Guess again: according to letters penned by Wallis, she had cold feet. Having made her bed with the entire world looking on, there was no way out for her. She often regarded her David with disdain, belittling him in front of mortified company.