King Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 so he could marry his twice-divorced US mistress, Wallis Warfield Simpson
1937 THE Duke of Windsor, the abdicated Edward VIII, married American divorcee and socialite Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
in the library at the Chateau de Cande, near the French town of Tours.
1937: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
He had a married American mistress - Wallis Warfield Simpson
- who was in the process of divorcing her second husband.
The king who sacrificed his throne for the love of American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
has touched a chord with millions of romantics and historians since the events of 1937.
Foreign newspapers and magazines coming into the country were unmercifully chopped, every reference to Edward and the "American woman", Wallis Warfield Simpson
1986 The American divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson
- who sparked the abdication crisis - died.
Sadly, her witty quote is, to this day, mistakenly attributed to Wallis Warfield Simpson
, duchess of Windsor, a woman not only adept at stealing quotes, but also kings.
The duke gave up the throne of England to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
In 1937, Edward, the Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson
in a private ceremony in Monts, France.