British Royals

Edward VIII's wartime home for sale

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson’s former Bahamas home is now on the market, but it comes with a hefty price tag, $8.5 million, or, £6.6 million. In 1937, after Edward abdicated the British throne so he could marry American socialite Wallis Simpson, he became the Duke of Windsor. Edward was then appointed as the Governor of the Bahamas – a job that would allow him to live and work…
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Where to see Wallis Simpson's fashion

Wallis Simpson was a polarising figure in the British Royal Family and continues to divide royal watchers today. Born on 19 June 1896 as Bessie Wallis Warfield, Simpson would go on to marry the former King Edward VIII. The women in the British Royal Family have been using…
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Royal weekend retreat of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor up for sale

It was the rural idyll where they entertained some of the most famous names of the 20th century and now the one time weekend retreat of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is on the market. Le Moulin de la Tuilerie became a royal residence in 1952 when Edward and Wallis bought it as a getaway. The main residence is a converted mill but the entire property includes six other buildings as well as a polo…
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Only eight women have been named TIME Magazine's 'Person of the Year'; Queen Elizabeth and Wallis Simpson are two of them

Yesterday, TIME Magazine named their ‘Person of the Year’. The 2017 honour went to the Silence Breakers. The issue covers the storeys of 33 women and two men who came forward to accuse their sexual abusers. The two men are Terry Crews and Blaise Godbe Lipman. The front cover of the magazine features Ashley Judd, one of Harvey Weinstein’s first accusers, Taylor Swift who took a…
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British Royals

Never-before-seen photos of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson released to the public for the first time

Many think that some of the events this year have been earth-shattering, however, wind the clock back eighty years. In 1936, Britain is coming to terms with losing King George V whilst over in Europe the ominous threat of Hitler was beginning to grow steadily. Then the nation was further shocked when King Edward VIII expressed his desire to marry the divorcee Wallis Simpson, a desire which meant…
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