Foreign newspapers and magazines coming into the country had every reference to King Edward VIII and Wallis Warfield Simpson
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: Although not seen by most as strictly a royal (and I'm sure the Queen Mother must have referred to her as ``that woman'' more than once), Wallis Warfield Simpson
still married a royal, hence her inclusion here.
Edward VIII was the only British sovereign to have abdicated, a consequence of his determination to marry Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
, a twice-divorced American.
Wallis Warfield Simpson
was the first Woman of the Year in 1936.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson
Foreign newspapers and magazines arrived in Britain with every reference to Edward VIII and Wallis Warfield Simpson
When the couple tied the knot in July that year little did the Royal Family realise it was a match that would cause more upheaval than any other relationship since Edward VIII met Wallis Warfield Simpson
Raymond Doherty, a history buff who paid $700 for a wedding picture of the duke's sister, Princess Mary, said he would have settled for anything owned by Edward VIII and the woman for whom he gave up the throne, American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
He was dubbed the 'playboy prince' before succeeding his father, George V, in 1936 - and then sacrificed his throne for the love of American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
The biggest scandal that took place during her tenure as nanny was undoubtedly the 'Constitutional Crisis' - the abdication of Edward VIII in order to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson
- an event which altered the lives of the Duke and Duchess of York and their children forever.
British royalty, of course, has fascinated Americans from the Revolution-era days of George III through Edward VIII's 1936 abdication to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
1937: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII,married Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson