According to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams, Edward VIII - the former King of the United Kingdom and uncle to Queen Elizabeth - had sullied the title of Duke of Windsor
. And now the royal title is unusable for future members of the royal family.A
The Duke of Windsor
, who faced accusations of being a Nazi symphathiser, can be seen talking to a Nazi officer during a visit to the "office of public welfare" in Berlin.
1937: The Duke of Windsor
, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France.
Hugo Vickers, author of the Wallis Simpson biography "Behind Closed Doors," told (https://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135546958/american-harlot-wallis-simpson-gets-another-look) NPR years ago that his theory was that the Queen Mother was really in love with the Duke of Windsor
. He said that the Queen Mother would have also wanted to marry David if only she had the chance.
The most egregious case involved documents on the Duke of Windsor
, formerly King Edward VIII of Great Britain, and his conduct regarding the Nazi regime in 1940.
The Duke of Windsor
, who faced accusations of being a sympathiser, is pictured touring a Mercedes-Benz facility in Stuttgart alongside party officials.
Jennings, who played the Duke of Windsor
in Netflix series The Crown, will take on the role of Julia's ex-husband Ted.
| 1899: WG Grace played his last day of Test cricket, aged 50 years and 320 days | 1937: The Duke of Windsor
, who had abdicated the throne the year before, married Wallis Warfield Simpson, pictured | 1940: Last British and French troops were evacuated from Dunkirk | 1962: An Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, killing 130 passengers | 1989: Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing | 2006: The union of Serbia and Montenegro came to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence | 2016: Sporting icon Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 | 2017: Eight people were murdered and dozens of civilians wounded in the London Bridge attack by Islamist terrorists.
It's the same vehicle which took Wallis Simpson to the funeral of her husband, the Duke of Windsor
, in 1972.
| 1972: The Duke of Windsor
, the abdicated King Edward VIII, died in Paris aged 77.
| 1986: The Duchess of Windsor, the American widow of Edward, Duke of Windsor
, died in Paris, aged 89.
The lonesome, romantic figure of the Duke of Windsor
has a vicious wit and is imagined as a vicious royal.