1935. Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene (B1900-D1968)

1935. Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene (B1900-D1968)

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Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

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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.

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.

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The famous wedding dress of Wallis Simpson - ode to the non-white wedding dress
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W.E Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson. I know it's a movie, but still a…
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Mainbocher, Wedding Dress and Jacket - 1937 - Made for Wallis Simpson - A defect in the stability of the dye has caused the dress to lose its 'Wallis Blue' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mainbocher, Wedding Dress and Jacket - 1937 - Made for Wallis Simpson - A defect in the stability of the dye has caused the dress to lose its 'Wallis Blue' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence:  You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence: You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

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Wallis Simpson dressed in Mainbocher for Her Marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937

Wallis Simpson dressed in Mainbocher for Her Marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor - effortless style. Alas, I shall never be that rich or thin.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor - effortless style. Alas, I shall never be that rich or thin.

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Wallis Simpson - she changed British History and got Collin Firth an Oscar

Wallis Simpson - she changed British History and got Collin Firth an Oscar

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