"In the single year 1936 she became the most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world. In these respects no woman in history has ever equaled Mrs. Simpson, for no press or radio existed to spread the world news they made."
Many cite the signing of the treaty of Versailles in 1919 as the death knell of the frock coat, as Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd-George rocked up in majestic morning coats. Description from andrewsandpygott.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK & wife Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA, Duke & Duchess of Windsor.
Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.
'As an American, (Mrs Simpson) loved the access to the highest levels of English society, to be showered with blandishments and expensive jewellery, to be the mistress of the future king. 'But she expected the eventual fate of most mistresses, which is to be dumped.'
Edward, Prince of Wales, relationship with Wallis Simpson further weakened his poor relationship with his father, King George V. Although his parents, King George V and Queen Mary met Simpson at Buckingham Palace in 1935, they later refused to receive her.
The young Prince Edward, known in his family as David (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) in robes and coronet at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911. He was said to have hated the entire ordeal and to have been very embarrassed by it.
Photograph of Queen Mary (1867-1953) when Duchess of York and her two eldest sons Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) (1894-1972) and Prince Albert (later King George VI) (1895-1952), dressed in sailors' suits and Princess Mary (1897-1965), playing with flowers