10.23.2009

The Duchess who stole the heart of a king

She captured the heart of a King... a man willing to give up the crown for a Lady.
... How romantic.

She was the one who said: "You can never be too rich or too thin".

she also said: "I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else" and "fill what's empty, emoty what's full and scratch where it itches."


Wallis_Simpson_-1936
Published in The Sketch



Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, twice divorced, and allegedly the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales. Then two years later, after Edward's accession as King, Wallis divorced her second husband and Edward proposed to her.

All of this caused quite the scandal. And ultimately led to the King's abdication in 1936 to marry "the woman I love". He became Duke of Windsor by his brother George VI. Then married Wallis, who became formally known as the Duchess of Windsor.

They both lived a life of leisure as society celebrities.

On a personal note... She is a distant relative on my husbands side of the family. I can't take blood credit, but my sons can. They are the new generation of Warfields.

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Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII wedding portrait (1937). Source: Press Association

Spouse
Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr. (m. 1916, div. 1927)
Ernest Aldrich Simpson (m. 1928, div. 1937)
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (m. 1937)
Full name
Bessie Wallis[1] (née Warfield)
Father: Teackle Wallis Warfield
Mother: Alice Montague
Born: 19 June 1896[2], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania
Died: 24 April 1986 (aged 89), Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Occupation: Socialite

1 comment:

Kristin said...

She's always fascinated me. Love so great as to give up the crown for. Awesome!

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