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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive in Britain as guests of the Queen for the first time after his abdication. Edward, the former King of England, married Wallis Warfield in France in 1937. American socialite Wallis Simpson, born Bessie Wallis Warfield (1896-1986), married Lieutenant Spencer in 1916 but the marriage was dissolved in 1927. In 1928 she married Ernest Simpson, but was divorced from him in 1936 after meeting Edward, the Prince of Wales. Edward VIII (1894-1972) became King of Great Britain in 1936 but was never crowned due to public disapproval of his future wife and wedding. They married after his abdication. He was given the title Duke of Windsor and they emigrated to the Bahamas where he was governor between 1940 and 1945. She published her memoirs "The Heart Has Its Reasons" in 1956 and he published "A King's Story" (1951).

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The Duchess of Windsor holds a bouquet of flowers while standing with her husband, the Duke of Windsor and Governor of the Bahamas, as they visit Government House. The couple plans to move into the official residence in December after renovations and redecorations are completed. Nassau, Bahamas, October 9, 1940.

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12/10/1940- Miami, FL- The Duke and Duchess of Windsor wave a greeting from the palatial yacht Southern Cross as they arrived in Miami, FL, December 19. Mayor Alexander Orr, Jr., of Miami, left, greets them. It was the first time the Duke, now Governor General of the Bahamas, visited the U.S. in 16 years. The Duchess hadn't done so in 12. After their arrival, the Duchess underwent a successful operation for removal of a tooth.

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Richard Nixon escorts the Duchess of Windsor while the Duke stands nearby (at right).April 4, 1970.

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Portrait of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on holiday in Portofino, Italy, a port of call on their Mediterranean cruise in the yacht Sister Anne which belongs to the Honourable Mrs Fellowes.September 1, 1951.

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5/19/1953-New York, NY: Yankee Stadium. Left to right: Yankee pitcher Eddie Ford, teammate Johnny Mize, Yankee co-owner Don Topping, Mrs. Stengel, wife of the Yankee manager, the Duchess and the Duke of Windsor, Mrs. George Baker and Casey Stengel.May 19, 1953.

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5/13/1943-New York, NY: Surrounded by soldiers and sailors, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are shown seatedat the "Angel's Table" in New York's American Theater Wing Stage Door Canteen during their visit tonight. The popular couple were cheered as they arrived.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk up the stairway of Government House where the Duke will take the oath of office as Governor of the Bahamas. August 1940.

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And this is not Wallis but her and Edwards apartment,that was used for the Norman Parkinsons photoshoot for Vogue.Thought it would be interesting to post anyway.

Dianne deWitt in the Entrance Foyer of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's Paris Residence.April 1988!






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Gah, this woman was deplorable!

I read somewhere she was trained in the east by postitutes. She must of been fantastic in bed to snag Edward VIII.


I'm reading a book on her now called The Secret Life of Wallis Simpson and it details how she was taught in brothels, allegedly, apparently it came in handy cause the duke had strange bedroom behavior...it's also full of all the info about she and the duke being Nazi sympathizers......I didn't think it was true but there is a lot of damning evidence...

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^but she had impeccable style, that much is true.

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I'm reading a book on her now called The Secret Life of Wallis Simpson and it details how she was taught in brothels, allegedly, apparently it came in handy cause the duke had strange bedroom behavior...it's also full of all the info about she and the duke being Nazi sympathizers......I didn't think it was true but there is a lot of damning evidence...
I must read this book. She fascinates me. And what style she had.

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^is it the book by charles higham?

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l think she's amazing, her style is just so chic......

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