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    Freda Dudley Ward in 1918. She was the mistress of the Prince of Wales from 1918 to 1923, after which she remained his close confidante until 1934 and the beginning of his relationship with Wallis Simpson

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    Winifred May, Marquesa de Casa Maury (28 July 1894 – 16 March 1983), universally known by her first married name as Freda Dudley Ward, was an English socialite best known for being a mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.

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    FREDA DUDLEY WARD - 1918. Winifred May, Marquesa de Casa Maury was an English socialite best known for being one of the married mistresses of King Edward VIII/The Duke of Windsor when he was Prince of Wales

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The real Freda Dudley Ward is often called Prince Edward's "first love," & the two carried on a long affair. They reportedly met in 1918. At the time, Freda was 23 & a mother to two daughters & had been married for five years to the much older Liberal MP, William Dudley Ward. While Feda & Edward were open about their love for one another in the safety of aristocratic house parties & exclusive nightclubs, their romance was considered quite shameful at the time, since Freda was a married woman.

Albert, Prince of Wales, Later King Edward VII

The Begum of Bhopal escorts Edward Prince of Wales ( Edward VIII/The Duke of Windsor) to the Durbar Hall, India, 1921. Hoping to break up his relationship with married mistress Freda Dudley Ward, his parents - George V & Queen Mary - decided to send him on a tour of India. It didn't work.....

Winifred May, Marquesa de Casa Maury (28 July 1894 – 16 March 1983), universally known by her first married name as Freda Dudley Ward, was an English socialite best known for being a mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.

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.

The Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) with their children Prince George (later George V), Prince Albert Victor, and Princess Louise.